A Starr County woman is in federal custody, facing charges of smuggling a large amount of methamphetamine across the border.
The woman was stopped as she drove into the U.S. at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge Saturday. Her Jeep Cherokee was moved into a secondary inspection area where CBP officers found two heavy packages and two smaller packages.
The larger packages were full of methamphetamine worth almost $1.5 million. The lighter-weight packages contained heroin with a street value of more than $175,000. The narcotics and vehicle were seized, and the woman placed in the custody of agents with Homeland Security Investigations. Her name and hometown have not been released.