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Police: Mexican woman was drug mule who smuggled 5 kilos of coke across 3 states

October 8, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police: Mexican woman was drug mule who smuggled 5 kilos of coke across 3 states

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Police say a drug mule who crossed the Mexico-U.S. border into Texas reportedly smuggled five kilos of cocaine across three states before arriving at her destination in Pensacola, Florida.

Authorities said 30-year-old Sara Elisa Ceron, who is a Mexican national was pulled over by law enforcement officials in the Gulfport, Mississippi area for “careless driving.”

Once police made the traffic stop, Ceron claimed that she was going to visit relatives in the Gulfport area. Officers grew suspicious because the alleged drug mule had already driven past two exits for Gulfport, Breitbart Texas reported.

Ceron told officers that she had bought the car she was driving three months prior after resigning from her job and insisted she came to the U.S. to take care of her mom. Ceron proceeded to tell the officers that she had recently begun working at an accountant’s office in Mexico.

The cops said the suspect had claimed that she wanted to go to Pensacola to visit the beach, but the law enforcement officers found no evidence of any beach  or  swimsuit attire in her vehicle. Police also learned that her family was illegally in the country.

After receiving her consent, Ceron’s vehicle was searched, which is when authorities discovered five, one-kilo packages inside what was described as a “sophisticated trap” to conceal the location of the drugs.

The woman claimed that the packages hidden inside the secret compartment were in the car before she purchased it and insisted she had no prior knowledge of the presence of drugs inside the vehicle.

Additionally, authorities revealed that a background check indicated the woman had snuck across the US-Mexico border illegally the day prior and had smuggled the drugs through Texas, Louisiana and half-way through Mississippi.

The suspect remains in custody where her preliminary court hearings are scheduled to begin next week.

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