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Posted: Saturday, March 2, 2013 1:14 pm

Nogales  --  For the third time in about a week, border agents have arrested a woman trying to walk into southern Arizona with heroin duct-taped under their bra.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday that an 18-year-old Mexican woman was arrested Wednesday in Nogales in the latest incident.

They say she had nearly four pounds of heroin — worth an estimated $47,000 — taped to her midriff.

CBP officials say a 37-year-old woman from California was arrested earlier this week with eight pounds of heroin worth about $127,000 duct-taped under her bra.

On Feb. 21, an 18-year-old Mexican woman was arrested with about a pound of heroin taped to her midriff.

CBP officials had no immediate comment on this seemingly growing trend of drug smuggling.

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