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Texas mother arrested for allegedly selling young children

Esmeralda Garza, 29, is arrested after alleged sale of her 7-year-old son and is trying to sell two younger children.

(Nueces County Jail)

A Texas mother has been arrested for alleged sale of her young children.

Esmeralda Garza, 29, was arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials on Friday after she’d sold her 7-year-old boy to two men, KRIS-TV reported. Garza was also in the process of the sale of two other children – a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old girl, officials said.

The arrest occurred after DPS officers executed a drug search warrant, according to KIII-TV.

Garza, of Corpus Christi, was charged with the sale or purchase of a child, which is a third degree felony. She is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Nueces County Jail, KRIS reported.

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An additional man and woman were also arrested in the raid, but it is unclear whether they were involved in the alleged drug activity or the sale of children.

The police expect to file additional charges, KRIS reported.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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