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Officers at Anzalduas bridge find 11 kilograms of cocaine hidden in woman's car

Officers arrested a Mexican woman at the Anzalduas bridge on Friday, when they found about 11 kilograms of cocaine in her car. (Photo courtesy of the city of McAllen)

Officers arrested a Mexican woman at the Anzalduas bridge on Friday, when they found about 11 kilograms of cocaine in her car.

Estefany Duran-Quiroz attempted to cross the Anzalduas bridge on Friday.

Officers searched the car and found 11.1 kilograms of cocaine hidden in the "trunk floor area," according to the federal criminal complaint against her.

Officers contacted Homeland Security Investigations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which sent agents to interview Duran.

"DURAN Quiroz admitted that she had knowledge that the vehicle she was crossing on today's date had narcotics concealed within it," according to the criminal complaint. "DURAN Quiroz further admitted that she had previously crossed narcotics in the same vehicle and had been paid $800.00 US dollars for performing that action."

Duran is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and attempting to import cocaine.

Court records don't list an attorney for Duran, who remains in federal custody and couldn't be reached for comment.

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