NOGALES, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO) U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Arizona have arrested a 76-year-old woman after she was allegedly caught carrying almost three pounds of cocaine strapped to her body.
The drug bust occurred Tuesday at a pedestrian gate as the unnamed woman from Mexico walked into the United States for a day of shopping.
The border patrol says an officer became suspicious.
After a more thorough inspection, police discovered a package of cocaine strapped to the elderly woman's leg.
According to CBS affiliate KPHO, the cocaine has an estimated street value of $127,000.
The unnamed woman was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents for further investigation.