CBP: 7 pounds of meth found hidden within Mexican woman TMs body
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 01:44:52 GMT —
Officers arrested a Mexican woman Thursday after finding about seven pounds of meth concealed within her body at the Hidalgo International Bridge.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers encountered the 25-year-old woman when she attempted to cross into the United States, according to an agency news release.
Officers referred the woman, who was driving a silver 2005 Chevy Malibu, to a secondary inspection after she presented them with her Mexican border crossing card.
During the secondary inspection, officers discovered three packages of meth concealed within her body.
These drug seizures our officers effected at our international bridges, although not substantial in quantity are very significant in that the concealment methods utilized are quite elaborate at times, said Acting Port Director Javier Cantu, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, according to the news release.
Officers arrested the woman after seizing the meth and vehicle. The woman was released into the custody of Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.