A city councilor from the Mexican border city of Reynosa has been arrested at a checkpoint in Texas after U.S. border patrol agents found about 93 pounds of cocaine in her car, prosecutors said.
On Wednesday, Denisse Ahumada was still listed as one of about 20 members of the Reynosa city council.
#RGV Border Patrol Agents are working aggressively to disrupt drug smuggling in South Texas. This weekend, two drug smuggling events totaling 118 lbs of cocaine worth over $3.7M was taken off the streets. I'm extremely proud of our agents for keeping our communities safe! pic.twitter.com/rhwnyXWZS7
— Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez (@USBPChiefRGV) June 12, 2023
Court records show she was arrested on June 10 at an inland security checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, after an X-ray inspection of her SUV showed anomalies in the door panels and the seats. Border Patrol agents found 42 packages wrapped in duct tape and foil, each containing about a kilogram of cocaine.
In a news release announcing the seizure in Falfurrias and another cocaine seizure at the Javier Vega Jr. checkpoint, Border Patrol said they had found narcotics totaling about 117 pounds with a street value of over $3.7 million