An American woman who was living in Guadalajara is behind bars in the Rio Grande Valley after she allegedly tried to smuggle six bottles with liquid meth into the United States.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Navili Ochoa-Paz on federal drug charges Monday.
Court records released Tuesday show that Ochoa-Paz was among the passengers of a bus headed into the United States at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge.
Based on activity from her passport, Customs officers noticed that Ochoa-Paz normally crossed the border in El Paso.
A K-9 officer later alerted authorities to bottles inside her luggage.
Investigators discovered six platics bottles were filled with more than 19 pounds of liquid meth.
Court records show that Ochoa-Paz had smuggled bottles of liquid meth in the past and been texting a person about being able to make more money.
Ochoa-Paz was supposed to make even more money smuggling cash back to Mexico on her return trip.
U.S. Homeland Security Investigatiosn (HSI) agents are now investigating the incident.