Pharr woman jailed for smuggling $839,000 in cocaine

A Pharr woman is behind bars after she allegedly tried to smuggle more than $839,000 dollars worth of cocaine into the United States.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested 30-year-old Alejandra Aguirre on federal drug charges Wednesday.

The Pharr woman drove up from Mexico at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge in a 2006 Honda Civic.

Customs officers performed a secondary inspection where they found 11 packages with 26.2 pounds of cocaine stashed inside a hidden compartment.

Authorities believe the drugs are worth $839,511 dollars on the streets.

Aguirre appeared before a U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Peter E. Ormsby in McAllen on Thursday.

Aguirre is an American citizen who lives in Pharr.

Judge Ormsby denied bond for her until a Tuesday morning. hearing.