Records: 25-year-old San Juan woman caught with 23 pounds of cocaine at border

    (Photo Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Officers arrested a 25-year-old San Juan woman on Thursday after they found 23 pounds of cocaine inside her vehicle at the Hidalgo International Bridge, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and a federal criminal complaint against her.

    CBP officers say they found the drugs after referring Kristell Alfaro, 25, of San Juan to secondary inspection.

    According to the criminal complaint:

    "A physical search of the vehicle was conducted and 10 tape wrapped, vacuum sealed and oil lined packages were discovered concealed within the rear doors of the vehicle. CBPOs field tested the substance inside the packages which were positive for the characteristics of cocaine."

    Officers seized the drugs and arrested Alfaro, who remains in federal custody under the investigation of Homeland Security Investigations.

    Court records don't list an attorney for Alfaro.

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