A Colorado woman driving an SUV across the Texas border with Mexico was stopped, and arrested, after authorities found more than $3.2 million of suspected methamphetamine concealed in the vehicle’s tires.
The arrest happened on Monday at the Anzalduas International Bridge, which crosses the Rio Grande and connects Mission, Texas, with Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
The 34-year-old suspect is from Westminster, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release. Authorities did not release the suspect’s name.
“Our officers intercepted these hard narcotics due to great observational techniques and the commitment to the CBP mission of keeping dangerous drugs out of our communities,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, in the release.
The woman, driving a Chevrolet Suburban, arrived on the bridge from Reynosa when a CBP officer referred the vehicle for a “more thorough inspection.” Officers then found 24 packages of alleged meth weighing 164 pounds “concealed within the SUV’s tires,” according to the release.
The vehicle, and the suspected drugs, were seized and the woman arrested. She was placed in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
An investigation is ongoing.
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