BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) – Two parents remain jailed on federal drug charges after authorities allege they tried using their 19-month-old child to help smuggle methamphetamine from Mexico into the U.S.

According to a criminal complaint, Orlando Ramirez-Leal and Cynthia Uresti were crossing the Gateway International Bridge into Brownsville, Texas, on Wednesday when they were stopped by inspectors.

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Officials say they found six packages hidden on Uresti’s body as well as on the body of her child.

Authorities say the bundles contained a total of more than 7 pounds of meth.

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The complaint states Ramirez-Leal told investigators the couple had planned to transport the illegal drugs to Houston.

Both Ramirez-Leal and Uresti are being held without bond.

Attorneys for both defendants did not immediately return calls seeking comment Sunday.

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