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PHARR, Texas - Two women were taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigators after border protection officers seized cocaine valued at more than $500,000 from under their clothes and hidden on their thighs. CBP officers working at the Pharr International Bridge were conducting an inspection Jan. 7 on a 2000 Chevrolet Impala sedan and decided to perform a secondary inspection on both the vehicle and the two women in the car.
During the second inspection, CBP officers found three packages of cocaine strapped to the 20-year-old driver's thighs, which weighed more than seven pounds and had a street value of $232,805. CBP officers also found four packages of cocaine strapped to the 20-year-old passenger's thighs, which weighed more than 10 pounds and had a street value of $340,037. After seizing the cocaine, CBP officers arrested the two women and also seized the Impala.
CBP has identified the woman who drove the Impala as a U.S. citizen from Mission, Texas, while the passenger was identified as a citizen from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The women were placed in custody with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI).