COLUMBUS, N. M. – A 25-year-old woman is facing charges after the border of the V. S. customs officials say they tried to smuggle liquid methamphetamine in Native American-style dreamcatchers.
The U. S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the woman was detained Sunday in the Columbus, New Mexico Port of Entry after a drug sniffing dog alerted customs. The officers found six dreamcatchers in the wife’s 2000 Dodge Neon.
Officials say that the dreamcatchers’ rings were made up of rubber tube filled with a liquid that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
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The woman in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, was handed over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations agents.
Officials say she was traveling with her eight-year-old and one-year-old daughters.
CBP Columbus Port Director Robert Reza says it was one of the most unusual smuggling episodes agents have ever met.