Women arrested in Texas after Border Patrol agents found 275 POUNDS of marijuana in their car that was next to a baby in a car seat
- US customs and border protection agents received an anonymous call about a white Ford SUV that is full of suspicious packages on 12 April
- Officials stopped the car in Brownsville, Texas, and conducted a search
- They found 275 kilos of marijuana in five bundles next to a baby in a car seat
- Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, and Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, were arrested on the spot
- The mother-daughter duo were accused of possessing marijuana with the intention of spreading and conspiring to own marijuana
Two women were arrested in Brownsville, Texas last Friday after border police officers found 275 pounds of marijuana in their car – sitting next to a baby.
Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, and her daughter Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, were accused of possessing marijuana with the intention of spreading and conspiring to own marijuana.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) was tipped by an anonymous caller on April 12, the Dallas Morning News reported.
The caller told officials that he or she saw a Ford SUV loaded with packages that were found to be drugs on the River Bend golf course.
US Customs and Border Protection found 275 pounds of marijuana in five bundles next to a baby in a car seat (pictured) in a Ford SUV in Brownsville, Texas, on April 12
According to a federal complaint, seen by the Morning News, an official from the Drug Enforcement Administration said the course is known as a & # 39; smuggling corridor & # 39; along the border between the US and Mexico for illegal drugs.
Not long after the tip came through, a border police officer saw the white Ford Escape and asked the women to stop.
It was then that the agents found five bundles of marijuana that weighed a total of 275.35 pounds.
The packages were next to a baby boy who was sitting on a car seat. Agents noted that the SUV has a & # 39; Baby on Board & # 39; rear window had a hangar.
Photos released by the American CBP showed huge packages wrapped in plastic and rope in the trunk and the rear seat while the baby was holding a bottle in the car seat.
Ashley Resendiz was identified as the driver and both women were immediately detained.
American CBP agents received an anonymous call about an SUV that is full of suspicious packages. Officials stopped the car and did a search
Carla Michelle Resendiz, 47, and Ashley Renee Resendiz, 22, were arrested on the spot. The mother-daughter duo were accused of possessing marijuana with the intention of spreading and conspiring to own marijuana
According to the Morning News, the authorities say that text messages about Carla Resendiz & # 39; s phone contain details about where to get the drugs, the Morning News reported
Carla was released on Thursday on a $ 75,000 bond with various terms, including no contact with her daughter, The Brownsville Herald reported.
Ashley, however, waived her right to a hearing, which means that she must remain in custody until her trial.
The child was detained with family members who followed the arrests, the newspaper said.
It is unclear who the baby's parents are or how old he is.
The US CBP did not immediately respond to the request for comment from DailyMail.com.