Woman in Custody for Attempting to Smuggle Child Through Valley Int'l Bridge

By: Valerie Gonzalez

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RIO GRANDE CITY - A woman is in custody for trying to smuggle a child through a Valley bridge.

It happened Sunday at the Rio Grande City International Bridge.

The woman, a U.S. citizen, said she was the parent of a six-year old Ecuadorian girl.

According to court documents, the woman was using her own daughter's valid Texas birth certificate.

The woman later admitted a man from Mexico paid her $5,000 to smuggle the child to her relatives in Pennsylvania.

She also admitted she had done this before and was not caught; no word on when she'll face a judge.


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