Woman Arrested After Concealing Meth In Burritos


A 23-year-old woman was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border May 21 after methamphetamine was found in a bag of burritos.

Susy Laborin was stopped by Customs and Border Protection officials, who examined the plastic bag she was carrying, according to the Smoking Gun.

They found around a pound of meth hidden in the burritos. Its estimated worth is over $3,000.

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The officers were alerted when a sniffer dog identified Laborin’s bag as potentially containing drugs.

Laborin, from Nogales, Arizona, admitted she knew there was meth in the burritos, and said she was to have been paid $500 after she had transported the narcotics to an unknown third party in Tucson.

She was charged with narcotics possession, a felony offense.

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Officials said they seized around $929,000 of hard drugs over the weekend in Nogales, including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. A total of six arrests were made in the area, the Tucson Sentinel reported.

One of the largest drug busts in recent times came May 12, when border officials in Texas uncovered close to 1,500 pounds of marijuana hidden inside 2,486 packages within the coconuts.

Officers were inspecting a tractor-trailer at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge when they made the discovery, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Sources: Smoking Gun, Tucson Sentinel, Dallas Morning News / Photo credit: Smoking Gun

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