Cops Catch Fake Nun With Real Fentanyl

Arizonan, 53, had Bible in her lap when popped

MARCH 6--An Arizona woman dressed as a nun and carrying a Bible in her lap was arrested when a search of the car she was riding in with her husband turned up more than eight pounds of fentanyl, investigators report.

Esther Gomez De Aguilar, 53, and her spouse were pulled over Monday afternoon while traveling on Interstate 10 in Eloy, a city 50 miles northwest of Tucson. Cops say the couple’s vehicle was stopped due to “an equipment violation and moving violation.”

Upon contacting the passengers, a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputy “noticed several suspicious circumstances” that prompted him to search the vehicle. The deputy also frisked the couple, striking pay dirt with Gomez De Aguilar (seen above).

According to police, Gomez De Aguilar’s purse contained “four bundles of suspected fentanyl pills” and she had two other bundles of fentanyl powder concealed under her clothing.

A total of 8.5 pounds of fentanyl was seized during the traffic stop.

Gomez De Aguilar’s outfit was all black and included a lace veil worn in her hair. With a Bible in her lap, cops contend, Gomez De Aguilar sought to disguise herself as a trustworthy member of a religious order.

Charged with possession of narcotics for sale and transportation of narcotics for sale, Gomez De Aguilar and her 52-year-old husband are each being held in the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Seen below, the Yuma residents are scheduled for a March 12 preliminary hearing on the felony counts.