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TX officials seize over $1.5 million in heroin, meth

TX officials seize over $1.5 million in heroin, meth
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POSTED: Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:37pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 8:29pm

 Custom officers seized over $1.5 million in heroin and methamphetamine at a Brownsville port of entry.

U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers, at the Brownsville/Matamoros port of entry, intercepted the drugs that were hidden within a Ford Explorer.

On Thursday, April 11, a CBP officers working primary inspection encountered a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by a Brownsville woman, 29, and her 6 year-old passenger.

The driver was referred to a secondary inspection where officers searched and found nine hidden packages which were removed.

Seven packages were alleged to be heroin weighing 15 pounds and two packages were alleged to be methamphetamine weighing two and half pounds. The heroin is estimated to be valued over $1.5 million and the meth valued at $37,000.

The woman was handed over to Homeland Security agents for further investigation and the child was turned over to family members.
 

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She should never see that child again!!!1

Yes, you're right . Also, since this nation has been at war with Afghanistan for over a decade, and Afghanistan is where all heroine must come ( a derivative of poppy) then we must ask; "how does a drug get out of a country where we control the borders militarily" ? Since it is impossible for a black-market to exist in occupied Afghanistan then there is no other answer except that our own government is smuggling this heroine out. Our CIA has a history of this - meth is from cartel.

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