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Woman arriving from Peru with 12 kilos of cocaine arrested at Cancun airport

Cancun, Q,R. — A woman arriving on a flight from Peru was arrested at the Cancun International Airport after she was found transporting nearly 12 kilos of cocaine.

The woman, who is originally from Tepic, Nayarit, was arrested in Terminal 2 after her night flight landed from Peru. An x-ray of her two checked bags showed irregularities. Sniffer dogs were on site to verify the presence of narcotics.

During a search by federal police, a hidden compartment was found inside each of the suitcases. Inside the double bottoms, police found one bag contained 6.2 kilos of cocaine while the second bag was hiding 5.8 kilos.

The woman was arrested and presented to the Attorney General’s Office for further legal processing.