75-year-old woman arrested for smuggling drugs across US-Mexico border

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A 75-year-old woman was arrested for smuggling drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. 

Border agents say they caught the woman with 17 pounds of heroin Monday in Tornillo, Texas about 40 miles from El Paso. 

An agent found the bundles of drugs in the center console using an X-ray device. 

Four other bundles were found in the woman’s purse. 

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