U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly half a million dollars in drugs at two international bridges.54525955551b8_image

On Wednesday an officer stopped at a 36-year-old Matamoros woman walking across the B&M International Bridge for a secondary inspection.

During the inspection officers discovered three packages of methamphetamine hidden in the woman’s clothes. The drug weighed 9.2 pounds and worth $294,400

The second bust was made at the Gateway International Bridge when a 44-year-old Brownsville woman was stopped during a secondary inspection.

CBP officers say they found two packages hidden within a 2003 Saturn L300 that contained 5.2 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were worth $166,400.

Both women were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

 

 

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