Texas border crosser had cocaine strapped to legs - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Texas border crosser had cocaine strapped to legs

Posted: Updated:

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A woman from Mexico faces cocaine smuggling charges after an officer at a Texas border crossing noticed one of her legs appeared larger than the other.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday announced the seizure of more than 7 pounds of cocaine in three bricks attached to the woman's thighs. The cocaine has a street value of about $240,000.

Officers at the Paso Del Norte crossing in El Paso on Sunday afternoon became suspicious when the pedestrian seemed nervous when questioned. An officer also noticed that one of the woman's legs appeared bigger than the other. The woman during a secondary examination told officers that she had packages of drugs strapped to her legs.

Officers seized the cocaine and turned the woman over to federal authorities.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

News Channel 25 KXXV-TV
P.O. Box 2522
Waco, TX 76702

Phone Numbers:
Main: 254-754-2525
Tip Line: 254-757-2525

Links
Contact Us
KXXV Employment Opportunites
FCC Filings
Advertise on KXXV

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXXV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.