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PCSO: Woman disguised as nun arrested near Eloy for trafficking fentanyl

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 22:59:49-05

ELOY, AZ — A woman disguised as a nun was caught trafficking fentanyl near Eloy, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

PCSO reports that Monday afternoon they pulled over a vehicle on Interstate 10 near Eloy for a moving violation.

Inside the vehicle were Yuma residents Jose Aguilar Diaz and his wife, Esther Gomez De Aguilar. Deputies say Esther appeared to be dressed like a nun, "with a Bible placed on her lap."

During a search of the vehicle, deputies allegedly found four bundles of fentanyl pills in Esther's purse. PCSO says her clothes concealed two additional packages of fentanyl powder.

A total of 8.5 pounds of fentanyl was confiscated.

"You can see they will use any means to try to conceal what they are doing," Sheriff Mark Lamb said.

The couple was arrested for narcotics possession for sale and transportation of narcotics for sale.