"Muffin top" drug smuggler caught at AZ border

Posted at 7:26 AM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 10:27:33-04

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials recovered more than five pounds of methamphetamine that was wrapped around a woman's stomach earlier this week.

On April 17, a canine team stopped a 33-year-old San Luis, Ariz. woman at the Port of San Luis. Officers searched her and located a thick, plastic vacuum-sealed wrap formed around her waist.

After removing the wrap from the woman's body, officers located more than five pounds of drugs.

She was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.