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      Woman attempts to smuggle $1.5M in drugs with toddler in backseat

      A Brownsville woman is facing federal charges after being busted with reportedly more than $1.5 million dollars drugs hidden in a vehicle she was driving.

      U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge inspected the 29-year-old woman's 2002 Ford Explorer and found seven packages of what they say is heroin and methamphetamine inside.

      The unidentified woman was turned over to U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) while her 6-year-old passenger was given to family members.

      This interception of narcotics illustrates the enthusiasm with which our officers carry out their mission each day. This is remarkable work by Brownsville TMs CBP officers as they safeguard our homeland at the border, said Michael Freeman, CBP Port Director, Brownsville.

      The alleged heroin from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $1,510,000 and the alleged methamphetamine from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $37,500.

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