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Tuesday July 2, 2013

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Tries to Smuggle 1-Pound Package of Meth in Vagina

EXTREME TRAFFICKING: Woman Tries to Smuggle 1-Pound Package of Meth in Vagina

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An woman was taken into custody while attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico after it was suspected she was smuggling drugs.

Identified as 31-year-old Claudia Ibarra, the woman was allegedly attempting to smuggle about one pound of methamphetamine from Mexico to Arizona.

A U.S. citizen residing in Yuma, AZ, Ibarra was taken into custody at the port of San Luis after border authorities noticed she seemed very nervous.

According to officials, during a pat down, an officer noticed Ibarra had “something down there,” and could see a piece of what appeared to be plastic sticking out. Ibarra then admitted to having the drugs in her vagina and she was transported to a nearby medical facility after it was revealed she could not be easily removed.

Once there, a one-pound package of methamphetamine was found and recovered from Ibarra’s vagina. The inserted package had been wrapped in black tape and put inside a condom. Doctors said, had it opened, it could have easily killed Ibarra.

Ibarra was then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She now faces two federal drug charges.