U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it arrested two women and seized more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of methamphetamine and marijuana during two bridge inspections.

Officers say the first seizure took place Sunday at Gateway International Bridge when a canine unit 5723c0b882902_imageindicated there might be narcotics in the 2002 black Saturn LS100 being driven by a 19-year-old Matamoros woman.

During a secondary inspection officers say they found nine packages of methamphetamine hidden in the sedan. The street value of the 13.23 pounds of alleged meth is estimated at $264,552.

The second seizure took place on Tuesday, also at the Gateway International Bridge, when a 37-year-old Brownsville woman tried to cross the border driving a 2002 green Ford Ranger.

During a secondary inspection, that involved a canine unit and an imaging inspection, officers say they discovered 24 packages of marijuana in the pickup. The drugs weighed 55.64 pounds and have a street value of $11,129.

Both women were turned over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

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