EL PASO (September 3, 2014) A woman from Mexico faces cocaine smuggling charges after an officer at a Texas border crossing noticed that one of her legs appeared larger than the other.
The observation led to 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 Sunday afternoon at the Paso Del Norte crossing in El Paso became suspicious when the woman 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.