Today in Found at the Border: A Mexican woman tried to cross the border in Nogales with five pounds of heroin in her underwear, according to authorities.
Cristina Luna-Ramos, 38, tried to drive through the port of entry about 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Officers reported seeing something that's never good news in a woman's underwear -- a "hard bulge."
Court documents state that the bulge, in addition to Luna's nervous behavior, led to her receiving a secondary search from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.
Luna insisted she had nothing on her, but after a pat-down, authorities recovered about five pounds of heroin underneath her clothes.
According to a CBP spokeswoman, the heroin was distributed among four packages -- two stuffed in the woman's bra, and two more in her groin area.
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The heroin, and the woman's vehicle, were seized by authorities, and she was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
She faces a charge of heroin possession with intent to distribute.
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