Customs Agents Seize Heroin within Picture Frame

POSTED: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 8:57am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:33pm

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well how about $200,00 dollars.

Customs officers discovered heroin in a picture frame that a 17 year-old female and her infant son had with them and where passengers in a taxi coming from Matamoros. It happened at the Gateway International bridge when a narcotic dog alerted officers to the taxi and found two and half pounds of heroin within the picture frame.

ICE agents turned the 17 year-old female over to the Brownsville Police Department for processing on state drug charges.

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