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RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — Officers arrested two women after finding 51 pounds of heroin during a traffic stop in Mississippi on Monday morning, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The bust happened after officers from a Rankin County drug task force pulled over 23-year-old Arlene Viridiana Moya, who was driving a white Ford SUV with 23-year-old passenger Trisha Lynne Ibarra and Ibarra’s 3-month-old child inside.

Officials say Moya consented to a vehicle search, during which a deputy discovered the heroin — which has a street value of $10 million — concealed in the car.

The wholesale value is estimated to be roughly $2 million.

Moya, of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Ibarra, of Laredo, Texas, were charged with aggravated trafficking of heroin and booked into the Rankin County Jail.

A judge ruled the child be taken into the custody of Child Protective Services. No bond had been set as of Tuesday morning.

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