Mother and son arrested for attempted drug smuggling

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HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 42-year-old woman from Dallas, Texas and her 18-year-old son after detecting $2,920,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine and heroin in the SUV she was driving.

CBP officers working on February 29 encountered a woman and her son, both U.S. citizens, driving a grey 2004 Toyota 4 Runner SUV arriving from Mexico. A secondary inspection of the SUV allowed the officers to discover suspected narcotics hidden within the tires. Officers removed 23 packages of alleged methamphetamine weighing 134.5 pounds and one package of alleged heroin that weighed 5.73 pounds from the four tires.

CBP OFO seized the narcotics and the vehicle, subsequently arresting the two occupants of the vehicle, turning them over to the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations, who continue the investigation.

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