Police have arrested a Mexican woman trying to cross the border into Arizona with a stroller full of children, and nearly five pounds of fentanyl, a lethal drug – in a new creative ploy by Mexican drug cartels to smuggle crime into America.
Thankfully border patrol units noticed her and approached with drug sniffing dogs. The dogs were immediately able to point out what was in the stroller. The police asked the woman to remove the infant from the baby carriage. That is when they saw the fentanyl.
Fentanyl is known to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and has a high street value. It is also incredibly dangerous for that reason, and even police had to use protective covering when removing the drugs from the stroller.
USnews.com has more:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales have arrested a Mexican woman for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly five pounds of fentanyl inside a baby stroller.
Officers at the Morley pedestrian crossing referred a 24-year-old woman pushing a stroller with her two young children for further inspection Monday.
CBP officials say a drug detection dog alerted officers when the woman removed the infant girl from the stroller.
Authorities say fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and officers used protective equipment to remove the drugs.
The children were turned over to the woman’s mother.
Her name wasn’t disclosed.