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Texas Drug Bust Seizes $461K in Cocaine and Meth

November 1, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Texas officials announced the interception of two loads of hard narcotics carrying a combined street value of $461,000 on Wednesday in the port city of Brownsville.

The two packages were found hidden under a pedestrian’s clothing and inside a vehicle.

A 36-year old Mexican woman attempted to cross the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge. After CBP secondary examination, the officers discovered three packages with a combined total of 9.2 pounds of alleged meth hidden under the woman’s clothing.

The second smuggling attempt occurred later in the day at the Gateway International Bridge. A 44-year old U.S citizen woman driving a Saturn L300 was found with two hidden packages of a combined total of 5.2 pounds of alleged cocaine inside her vehicle.

Both women are under arrest and turned over Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.

The estimated street value of the narcotics is approximately $294,400 for meth and $166,400 for cocaine.

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