U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso, Texas port of entry seized almost three pounds of methamphetamine Thursday night. The drugs were hidden on the body of a 47-year-old New Mexico woman.
The seizure was made shortly after 6 p.m. when the woman entered the Ysleta international crossing as a pedestrian. CBP officers selected the traveler for a secondary examination. During the exam CBP officers located a suspicious package under her clothing. CBP officers found two methamphetamine-filled bundles hidden between her thighs held in place by an elastic girdle. The drugs weighed 2.86 pounds.
CBP officers took custody of the female, 47-year-old Irma Estela Herrera De Nunez of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agents to face charges in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.
She is currently detained at the El Paso County Jail being held without bond.