A woman wearing clothing that gave the authorities the impression that she was a nun was apprehended for allegedly carrying several pounds of fentanyl.
On March 4, 53-year-old Esther Gomez De Aguilar and her husband were driving in an area approximately an hour outside of Tucson, AZ, when an on-duty deputy performed a traffic stop due to an alleged traffic violation.
When the deputy and his K-9 arrived at the vehicle he noted that Gomez De Aguilar was in the passenger seat wearing a long, black dress with a veil affixed to her head, and a bible in her lap.
Gomez De Aguilar and her belongings were inspected and the K-9 reportedly sniffed out a bunch of pills in the woman’s handbag that the deputy believed were fentanyl. When she underwent a body search it was reported that a large amount of powder was stashed under Gomez De Aguilar’s alleged makeshift habit, and it is purported by the authorities that it will test positive as fentanyl powder. The total amount of the substance recovered was reported as eight-and-a-half pounds holding an estimated value of $90,000.
The deputy took Gomez De Aguilar and her husband to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center for suspicion of possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics for sale, and transportation of narcotics for sale.
With regards to the weight that they are giving the outfit that the suspect was wearing when she was pulled over, Sheriff Mark Lamb released a statement saying that the outfit was seen as a premeditated attempt to hide her identity while in the act of a crime.
On the other hand, Gomez De Aguilar was actually wearing a non-religious black dress, and on her head, she donned a lace mantilla which is commonly worn in the Spanish culture.
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