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Woman Arrested after Foiled Cocaine Smuggling Attempt

2 years 10 months 5 days ago Thursday, November 16 2017 Nov 16, 2017 November 16, 2017 11:35 AM November 16, 2017 in News

HIDALGO – A 23-year-old woman was arrested for trying to smuggle cocaine into the U.S.

Authorities said she had the drugs concealed under her clothing.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Hidalgo International Bridge said the woman was entering as a pedestrian when they made the bust.

The package weighed more than two and a half pounds and has an estimated street value of nearly $20,000.

The woman was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations officers. 

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