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Mission woman sentenced in cocaine smuggling case

November 18, 2018

McALLEN — A Mission woman said she was driven to smuggling drugs after not being able to afford daycare for her children, court records show.

Earlier this week U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Stephanie Montero to nearly five years in prison after she was stopped attempting to smuggle more than 17 kilos of cocaine into the United States.