- The Washington Times - Monday, April 16, 2018

A mother taped two pounds of cocaine to her 12-year-old daughter’s chest to try to smuggle it into the U.S., Homeland Security officials said Monday.

The 35-year-old woman was driving into the U.S. with the 12-year old and two other children when a canine flagged their Nissan hatchback as suspicious.

Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis port of entry searched the family and the car and found the cocaine in a package taped to the girl’s torso.

The car and the drugs were seized.

CBP did not release the woman’s name or nationality but did release a photo of the 12-year from the shoulders down to her waist, showing the drug package wrapped around her pink tank top.

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