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Smuggling Suspects Caught With Drugs Taped to Bodies at Border Checkpoint

Two people were arrested at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on suspicion of drug smuggling after the narcotics were found taped to their bodies.

The man and woman were arrested on July 7, at around 6 p.m., at the Highway 86 checkpoint in Southern California, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Agents were alerted to the suspects' vehicle by a K-9.

During a secondary search, agents discovered packages of methamphetamine and fentanyl taped to both the man's and woman's torsos. The drugs had an estimated street value of more than $45,000, the CBP said.

Both suspects were turned over the Drug Enforcement Administration.

No further details were released.

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