Authorities: Woman caught attempting to smuggle $350K worth of meth into U.S.

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LAREDO, Texas – Customs agents at Lincoln- Juarez Bridge arrested a 20-year-old woman attempting to smuggle $350,000 worth of drugs into the United States on Thursday.

With the help of a K-9 officer, officers seized 25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine hidden in 10 packages found inside the woman’s 2004 Ford Mustang, officials said.

“CBP officers display exemplary vigilance in keeping dangerous drugs off our streets,” said Deputy Port Director Alberto Flores, Laredo Port of Entry.  “I commend our officers for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our mission.”

The woman was arrested and the case has been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation.

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