Mexican Woman Arrested After Failed Cocaine Smuggling Attempt

Officers removed packages of cocaine from the rocker panels of a smuggling vehicle [Photo courtesy CBP]

TUCSON – On Monday, a Mexican national was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after a failed cocaine smuggling attempt Monday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a 28-year-old Mexican woman was referred for secondary inspection of her Dodge sedan, as she attempted to enter the United States on Monday afternoon. Officers discovered nearly 2 dozen packages of cocaine weighing almost 51 pounds concealed within the vehicle’s rocker panels. The packages had an estimated value of in excess of $1.2 million.

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