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A 50-year-old Georgia woman remains in federal custody after she tried to cross more than $1.3 million worth of Methamphetamine at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville, authorities said.

The drugs were hidden inside the tires of a Ford Ranger, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

The incident happened sometime Friday.

Woman found with meth

 

Authorities said the woman, who was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger, was sent to a secondary inspection area at the bridge where four statues believed to be molded out of methamphetamine were found. Additional packages of the drugs were found stuffed inside the truck’s tires.

The drugs totaled nearly 89 pounds, authorities said.

 The CBP officers seized the drugs and the woman was turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

“Brownsville CBP officers’ interception of these dangerous drugs is a direct result of their commitment to the safety of our nation’s borders. I congratulate our officers for this outstanding seizure and for the arrest of this would-be smuggler,” said Michael T. Freeman, CBP port director, Brownsville. 

 

 

 

 

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