Phoenix Residents Caught Driving More Than 1,200 Pounds of Pot Back From Mexico on 4/20

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An RV similar to one of the motor homes used in the smuggling attempts this weekend.


Today in Found at the Border: Three Phoenix residents were caught trying to bring back more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana to the United States in RVs, on the pot holiday of "4/20."

If the more seasoned drug-smugglers can get caught crossing the border by hiding drugs in specially fabricated compartments or inside bodily orifices, you can bet the pot-filled RV plot didn't go over so well.

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Border Officers Find Five Pounds of Heroin in Woman's Underwear

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Gordon Hyde


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."

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Creepy, Bloody Mask Prescribed by Mexican Healer Is Seized at Border

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Today in Found at the Border: Officers at the port of entry in Nogales seized a very creepy mask that someone tried to bring back into the United States.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman says an officer conducting a routine search of a car on Tuesday found "a suspicious mask that appeared to be covered with dried blood and chicken feathers."

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Border Officers Unpack Phoenix Man's Suitcase, Find Thai Woman

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Today in Found at the Border: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers inspecting the vehicle of a Phoenix man on his way back into the United States found a Thai woman in the man's suitcase.

According to a CBP spokeswoman, the 56-year-old Phoenix resident -- whose name wasn't released -- was driving back into the country through the port of entry in Nogales on December 30.

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Record Broken for Largest Failed Pot-Smuggling Attempt in Arizona

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Today in Found at the border: There's a new all-time record for the largest unsuccessful pot-smuggling attempt in Arizona.

The previous record was set in January, when a Mexican man attempted to drive 14,121 pounds of pot -- with an estimated value of $7.1 million -- through the port of entry in Nogales.

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Border Officers Find 384 Pounds of Weed Hidden by Tortillas

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Today in Found at the Border: Officers at the border busted the old weed in the tortillas trick yesterday in Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a 37-year-old Tucson man had 384 pounds of pot hidden among a shipment of fresh corn tortillas.

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Mexican Man Crosses Border Face-Down in Pile of Chili Peppers, With Only a Bottle of Tequila

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Today in Found at the Border: Officers at the U.S./Mexico border busted one of the more unusual border-crossing attempts in recent memory yesterday.

According to Customs and Border Protection, a 35-year-old Mexican man jumped into a large shipment of chili peppers, and went-face down into the peppers in his attempt to get into the country.

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Laci Caldwell's Vagina Held Nearly Five Ounces of Meth, Border Agents Say

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Laci Caldwell's vagina may hold less cargo than Claudia "Home of the One-Pounder" Ibarra's, but the 25-year-old accused smuggler wins points for creative storytelling.

Caldwell was stopped on Monday while walking from Mexico at the San Luis port of entry south of Yuma after agents noticed she "seemed to be in pain or discomfort and that she was standing awkwardly."

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"Trusted Traveler" Found at Border With Mexican Woman in His Trunk

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It looks like the feds don't really trust their "trusted travelers."

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a Mexican woman in the trunk of a "trusted traveler's" car while he was trying to re-enter the United States through Nogales.

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Southern Arizona Duo Wear 10 Pounds of Meth While Trying to Cross Border

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Briayan Efrain Ramirez-Garcia (left) and Melissa Lopez Delgado.


Today in Found at the Border: Meth is now a fashion statement.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a duo from southern Arizona wearing a combined total of 10 pounds of meth while trying to cross the border back into the United States on Tuesday.

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