Pregnant drug-runner nabbed smuggling fentanyl in vagina

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Pregnant drug-runner nabbed smuggling fentanyl in vagina

A pregnant woman has been busted trying to smuggle fentanyl into the US inside her vagina, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

The teenage mom-to-be, who is two months pregnant, was one of three female drug-runners recently arrested while attempting the ploy on Texas’s border with Mexico, authorities said.

The 19-year-old US citizen was flagged for secondary inspection at the border March 2, CBP said. She voluntarily removed a condom carrying 0.26 pounds of fentanyl from inside her vagina, the agency said.

The object found holding the drugs.
The object found holding the drugs.
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People walk along a fence after crossing the border from Mexico at the US Customs and Border Protection Paso del Norte Port of Entry along the US-Mexico border between Texas and Chihuahua state on December 9, 2021 in El Paso, Texas.
People walk along a fence after crossing the border from Mexico at the US Customs and Border Protection Paso del Norte Port of Entry along the US-Mexico border between Texas and Chihuahua state on December 9, 2021 in El Paso, Texas.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso area ports of entry have encountered individuals attempting to smuggle fentanyl concealed internally on their bodies over the past two weeks.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso area ports of entry have encountered individuals attempting to smuggle fentanyl concealed internally on their bodies over the past two weeks.
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Vehicles cross a bridge at the US Customs and Border Protection Paso del Norte Port of Entry along the US-Mexico border between Texas and Chihuahua state on December 9, 2021 in El Paso, Texas.
A 31-year-old American woman also was nabbed at the Ysleta Port of Entry on Feb. 24.
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“It is tragic that people are willing to put themselves in these dangerous situations,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha in a statement. “This synthetic opioid is so powerful that if a package were to rupture inside the body, the consequences could be life-threatening.”

On Feb. 28, a drug-sniffing K-9 alerted officers to a 42-year-old US woman attempting to enter the country at the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso. She admitted she had drugs inside her body and removed a 0.293 bundle from her vagina.

A 31-year-old American woman also was nabbed at the Ysleta Port of Entry on Feb. 24. A pat-down search alerted agents to something in the woman’s private area. She was carrying .394 pounds of the drug inside her vaginal cavity, officials said.

Members of the Texas Army National Guard escort asylum seeking migrants from Central America towards the border wall after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in Penitas, Texas, U.S., February 23, 2022.
Back in September, another woman was found with fentanyl inside her private area.
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People walk along a fence after crossing the border from Mexico at the US Customs and Border Protection Paso del Norte Port of Entry along the US-Mexico border between Texas and Chihuahua state on December 9, 2021 in El Paso, Texas. (
People walk along a fence after crossing the border from Mexico at the US Customs and Border Protection Paso del Norte Port of Entry.
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Migrants are detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to request for asylum in El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 24, 2022.
This isn’t the first time customs agents have seen this type of smuggling near the El Paso border.
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CBP officers patrol the Stanton bridge port of entry during the Border Network for Human Rights "March for our Dignity" in downtown El Paso, Texas, in support of Haitian asylum-seekers Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021.
The 19-year-old US citizen was flagged for secondary inspection at the border March 2, CBP said.
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This isn’t the first time customs agents have seen this type of smuggling near the El Paso border. Back in September, another woman was found with fentanyl inside her private area, KWTX reported.

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