Crime

Arizona Woman Arrested Hiding $39K In Heroin In Bra At Mexican Border

| by Sean Kelly

An Arizona woman was arrested at the Mexican border attempting to smuggle 3 pounds of heroin that was tucked in her bra. 

Elaine Espinoza, 38, was arrested in New Mexico on July 7 after authorities found $39,000 in heroin stuffed in her underwear, reports NY Daily News. She was caught after walking through the Mariposa pedestrian crossing in Nogales, New Mexico.

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According to customs officials, one package of heroin was disguised as a sanitary napkin and hidden in her underwear, while two others were stuffed into her bra.

Espinoza, of Tuscon, Arizona, was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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Sources: NY Daily News, Arizona Daily Star / Photo credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection via NY Daily News