Carolina Avila, 20, who was convicted on four federal drug counts in January, was sentenced Tuesday to the prison sentence for smuggling 16 1/2 pounds of meth across the border at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, the San Antonio Express-News reported Wednesday.
Customs officers discovered floating particles in the beer being transported by Avila, who was traveling with her 18-month-old daughter, and the suspect initially denied knowledge of the drugs. However, she later admitted she had been transporting the meth for her father, a drug trafficker.
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