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Three women arrested for bringing cocaine to Nashville from Mexico

Posted: 8:36 PM, Jul 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-29 21:36:05-04
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Nashville Police officers arrested three women who they say were trying to smuggle cocaine into Nashville on a bus.

According to police officials, 34-year-old Alegria Mayna Martinez, 29-year-old Karla Cecilia Rodriguez-Galindo and 48-year-old Rosalba Belland were carrying two cocaine bricks under their clothing.

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The drugs were wrapped around their midsections. Each woman carried two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine on their trip from Mexico to the mid-state. All together, the cocaine has a street value of $220,000.

All three women were charged with possessing a large amount of cocaine for resale. Bond for each woman was set at $75,000.

The MNPD’s Major Case Task Force and the DEA followed up on information that several persons were transporting cocaine to Nashville from Mexico via commercial bus, which was stopped on I-65 in Davidson County Friday morning. MNPD dog Boston assisted in the investigation.