Woman arrested for allegedy trying to smuggle ‘OxyContin’ at Sumas border crossing

A 48-year-old Chilliwack woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly attempting to smuggle 110 tablets of OxyContin into the United States.

A 48-year-old Chilliwack woman was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Sunday for allegedly attempting to smuggle 110 tablets of OxyContin into the United States.

Judy Veronica Peters was walking into Washington State from Abbotsford at the Sumas border crossing when she was chosen for a random inspection. During questioning, she admitted to concealing pills in her underwear, according to CBP.

Peters was taken into custody and turned over to agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

OxyContin is a narcotic used to relieve pain. When abused, it can be highly addictive.

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