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An older woman with United States citizenship attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday with 92 pounds of heroin in her car, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The 81-year-old woman attempted to enter the U.S. at the Tecate port of entry — located southeast of San Diego — with the drugs, which have an estimated street value of over $870,000, CBP reports.
The article goes on to state the following:
The drugs were hidden inside a 2011 Chrysler 200 and were found by a K-9 team, according to a news release.
Cartels are known to manipulate people into carrying drugs over the border.
“CBP officers are aware of the many tactics used by the cartels and remain ever vigilant to stop anyone attempting to smuggle narcotics,” the release quotes Pete Flores, CBP director of field operations in San Diego.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested an 81-year-old woman when she attempted to smuggle 92 pounds of heroin from Mexico into the United States https://t.co/IyuiADDFk1
— 970 WFLA (@970wfla) August 11, 2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested an 81-year-old woman when she attempted to smuggle 92 pounds of heroin from Mexico into the United States.https://t.co/fqQBmJJcuX
— 700WLW (@700wlw) August 11, 2018
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