Bust at Border Nabs Woman, 68
POSTED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 2:08pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 7:24am
EL PASO - A 68-year-old woman is under arrest for smuggling cocaine at the El Paso port of entry.
Customs inspectors seized nearly 40 pounds of the drug valued at $1.2 million.
The bust happened at the Bridge of the Americas.
A drug sniffing dog alerted inspectors to the cocaine hidden in a compartment of a car.
Bertha Montoya is under arrest on a variety of drug charges.