Black tar heroin
Photographer: Customs and Border Protection
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
DOUGLAS, AZ - A California woman is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle black tar heroin into southern Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they referred 28-year-old Rachel Nicole Amaya for inspection of her vehicle Tuesday when she attempted to cross the Douglas Port of Entry from Mexico.
After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers say they located a metal box with more than 11 pounds of liquid that included dissolved black-tar heroin. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure.
Amaya, from Morgan Hill, Calif., was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
Authorities didn't immediately know Wednesday whether Amaya has an attorney for her case.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Did You Hear?
A man who was trying to protect his wife from a home run ball got a face full of beer for his effort.
Jim Heston, an American guesthouse operator in Cambodia, has lived a life in denim and has the photos to prove it. There were the dungarees he wore as a little boy, the dark bell-bottoms he had on for a hike up Japan's Mount Fuji, and the Levis straight-leg 501 jeans he's stayed with for the past 36 years.
A first edition copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" that contains author J.K. Rowling's notes and original illustrations is going on sale in a charity auction.
More Central/Southern News
A teacher at Ironwood Ridge High School is being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student.