Chandler man caught at border with heroin taped to his body

NOGALES, AZ - A Chandler man was arrested Monday for attempting to smuggle 2.5 pounds of heroin into the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers selected the 22-year-old at the Morley pedestrian crossing at Nogales for further questioning.

Officers found three packages of heroin wrapped around his stomach and groin.

According to a CBP news release, the drugs were worth nearly $36,000 and were seized by officers.

The suspect was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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