Texas Woman Uses Infant Child to Smuggle Meth From Mexico
A woman attempted to smuggle methamphetamine into Texas from Mexico by hiding the drugs under her clothing and those of her infant child. The discovery was made by Federal officers working at the Brownsville Port of Entry from Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Elsewhere on the Texas border with Mexico, an additional $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine were seized in a separate smuggling attempt.
“It is unfortunate that someone would allegedly use their child to attempt to smuggle dangerous narcotics into the country,” Brownsville Port of Entry Port Director Petra Horne said in a written statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “This important seizure was due to the keen observation of our officers.”
The 19-year-old U.S. citizen was attempting to re-enter the U.S. from Matamoros. She applied for entry at the Gateway International Bridge on Wednesday with her infant child. She was attempting to cross into Texas using the pedestrian lane but was referred to a secondary inspection station. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers discovered four packages of drugs hidden under her clothing. The officers then checked the infant child and found two additional packages of drugs hidden under the baby’s clothing. – READ MORE