CBP Arrests U.S. Woman Hiding 80 lbs. of Cocaine
POSTED: Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:37pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 1:01pm
EL PASO -U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have arrested an American woman hiding nearly 80 pounds of cocaine in her car.
The seizure was made at the Ysleta international crossing when 32-year-old Brenda Molina Sanchez arrived from Mexico.
As the woman waited in line, a drug sniffing dog, Shake, alerted to the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, CBP officers found 79.64 pounds of cocaine hidden in the floor area of the car.
Sanchez was turned over to special agents after the case was accepted for federal prosecution and booked into the El Paso County jail. She remains in custody and is being held without bond.