Texas mother arrested for allegedly selling young children

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Texan Esmeralda Garza (Garza Esmeralda) arrested after she sold her 7-year-old son and tried to sell the two younger children, according to state police.

Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday. The name of her lawyer has not been given in the jail record. Garza had meant to sell the girls 2 and 3 years.

Garza's bond has been set at $100,000.

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It was unclear from initial reports whether the man and woman arrested along with Garza were suspected of involvement in the alleged sale of her children or alleged drug activity inside the home.

Child welfare agents executed a search warrant at a home in Nueces County and found the boy. All three individuals were booked into the Nueces County Jail.

Authorities are continuing to investigate, and additional charges could be forthcoming.

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"The Corpus Christie Collar Times" told that woman said to the investigators that she had bought the boy for two and a half thousand dollars.

The case remains under investigation.

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