Woman arrested at southern border with $ 1.5 million of heroin hidden inside Volkswagen Jetta
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PHARR, Texas (KTVT) – A 28-year-old woman from Edinburgh, Texas was arrested at the US-Mexico border with $ 1,500,000 of suspected heroin hidden in the tires of a Volkswagen Jetta she was driving.
The Pharr International Bridge Field Operations Office discovered the narcotics on May 17.
“The relentless dedication of our officers to CBP’s border security mission and strong control posture have helped to detect these hard narcotics which will now be prevented from causing harm to our communities,” said the director of the port Carlos Rodriguez, port of Hidalgo / Pharr / Anzalduas. .
CBP officers met the woman arriving from Mexico and after referring her and the car for further examination, officers discovered that the car’s tires contained suspected narcotics. A canine team assisted with the inspection, which resulted in the seizure of 24 packets of suspected heroin weighing 55 pounds.
Officers seized the narcotics, the car, and the woman was eventually turned over to Homeland Security investigating officers as they continued the investigation.
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