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      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.

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