Two Somerton residents were arrested at the U.S. Port of Entry at San Luis Tuesday after alledgedly attempting to smuggle more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine that had been strapped to their bodies with tape into the United States from Mexico.
The meth was worth about $157,000.
Melissa Lopez Delgado, 22, and Briayan Efrain B. Ramirez-Garcia, 20, were selected by Customs and Border Protection officers for an additional inspection when they attempted to drive a Ford sedan across the border.
During a pat-down search, officers reportedly found packages of meth strapped to their bodies. Delgado allegedly had packaging wrapped around her thighs, while Ramirez allegedly had packages wrapped around his waist, thighs and calves.
The drugs and vehicle were seized. Delgado and Ramirez were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.