Matamoros woman caught with $614,000 in cocaine

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A 18-year-old woman is spending Thanksgiving behind bars after authorities allegedly caught trying to smuggle $614,000 dollars worth of cocaine into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested 18-year-old Michelle Gonzalez-Aguilar on federal drug charges on Tuesday.

Gonzalez-Aguilar drove up from Mexico at Brownsville's B&M International Bridge in a 2005 Toyota Solara.

Customs officers sent her car to secondary inspection where authorities allegedly found eight bundles with 20.4 pounds of cocaine inside her car.

Authorities believe that the drugs are worth $614,000 dollars on the streets.

Gonzalez-Aguilar appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan in Brownsville on Wednesday morning.

Investigators reported that Gonzalez-Aguilar is an American citizen who lives in Matamoros.

Judge Morgan denied bond for Gonzalez-Aguilar until a Monday afternoon hearing.

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