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U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Hidalgo, Texas arrested a 22-year-old woman after discovering over 24 pounds of cocaine concealed within the vehicle she was driving.

The seizure occurred on Dec. 5, at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge after a officer referred a gray 2010 Mazda CX7 SUV for further inspection. With the assistance of a canine team a thorough secondary examination resulted in the discovery of nine packages of alleged cocaine that were concealed within the SUV.

The narcotics were valued at $188,000.

U.S. Customs arrested the woman and subsequently turned her over to the custody of Homeland Security Investigations agents for further investigation.

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