Police in Juárez arrested a man and a woman who were arguing loudly over a child’s stuffed bear that turned out to be stuffed with heroin, officials have said.
The unlikely arrest took place when police came across the couple arguing at Maria Martinez and Pipila streets, officials with the municipal police said.
When police talked to the couple, the woman told them the bear was hers, that it was a gift and that her boyfriend was jealous because someone else had given it to her.
After police convinced the man to turn it over to the woman, an officer noticed a hole in the bear and decided to inspect it.
Inside, officials said, police found 245 aluminum packets filled with heroin.
Police then took Efraín Vera Chávez, 39, and Edith Ortiz Sandoval, 29, into custody and turned them over to federal prosecutors.