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In a twist on border drug smuggling, an El Paso woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly smuggling crystal methamphetamine into Juárez, officials said.

Chihuahua state police arrested Jennyffer Rodriguez, 23, after she was allegedly found with a kilo of crystal meth in downtown Juárez, the Chihuahua attorney general’s office said. Police had received information that a woman from El Paso was crossing the border to sell crystal meth.

Rodriguez told police that she was in Juárez to visit a friend, officials said. She initially refused to let officers search her purse and claimed that she was going to return to the United States instead. Police searched the purse and found the meth inside, officials said.

Officials said that Rodriguez allegedly told investigators that the meth came from a friend hospitalized in El Paso. The friend planned to transport the meth to New Mexico but was unable because he was in the hospital. He asked her to sell the drug.

Rodriguez told police that she decided to take the meth to Juárez because she had “contacts” in the city.

Rodriguez was arrested and handed over the Mexico attorney general’s office, or PGR, and will be turned over to U.S. authorities because she is a U.S. citizen.

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