Woman tries smuggling meth in pelvis

One-pound package of meth removed from woman's pelvic area by doctors

Published On: Jun 28 2013 09:06:26 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2013 09:04:01 AM CDT
Meth in pelvis

A doctor removed a one-pound package of methamphetamine from a woman's pelvis after she was arrested by federal authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.

Claudia Ibarra, 31, was taken into custody at the Port of San Luis after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers determined she was possibly hiding drugs in her pelvic area, Phoenix TV station KPHO reported.

She was taken to a medical facility, where the drugs were found and removed.

In a separate incident, 27-year-old Ismael Beltran was arrested by customs agents after a drug-sniffing dog detected 11 packages of cocaine beneath the lip of his vehicle's windshield.

Beltran's vehicle was seized, according to KPHO.

The drugs from both incidents had a combined value of about $243,000.

Ibarra and Beltran were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.