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Texas Woman Indicted for Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Texas woman traveling through Kansas City by bus was indicted by a federal grand jury today after more than five kilograms of methamphetamine was found in one of her bags.

Perla Ayerim Haro, 30, of El Paso, Texas, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. Today’s indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Haro on June 16, 2017.

The indictment alleges that Haro possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute on June 15, 2017.

According to an affidavit that was filed in support of the original criminal complaint, law enforcement officers contacted Haro at a Kansas City, Mo., bus terminal on June 15, 2017. Her bus ticket indicated her trip originated in Laredo, Texas for a destination in Minneapolis, Minn. When officers searched a black duffle bag that belonged to Haro, the affidavit says, they found a rolled-up pair of pants that contained a package wrapped heavily in plastic. Officers then arrested Haro and continued searching the bag, the affidavit says, where they found a total of 10 bundles that contained a total of approximately 5.26 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Larson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily A. Morgan. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Kansas City Interdiction Task Force and the Missouri Western Interdiction Task Force (MoWIN).

Updated June 27, 2017

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