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Not even the taste of hot jalapenos or spicy pozole could conceal more than $100,000 worth of methamphetamines allegedly being smuggled into the U.S. this weekend.

According to a news release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Veterans’ International Bridge questioned a 30-year-old Brownsville woman who was crossing into the United States Sunday on a commercial bus.

The woman was referred to secondary inspection where officers say they inspected her baggage. Inside they say they found five cans with labels that indicated they contained jalapenos and pozole rojo.

When the cans were opened officers say they discovered 6.4 pounds of methamphetamine. The drug has a street value of $102,400.

The woman was turned the woman over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for further investigation. CBP officers seized the narcotics.

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/methamphetamine-127382-taste-cans.html

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