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76-Year-Old Woman Busted with 3 Pounds of Cocaine

(CBS/AP
76-Year-Old Woman Busted with 3 Pounds of Cocaine
(CBS/AP

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.

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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.