Tag: marijuana

More than $4.8 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that their agents seized nearly half a ton of marijuana in Starr County. According to DPS, troopers made a traffic stop in Rio Grande City, where the driver fled on foot. Troopers were unable to find the driver, but found 70 bundles of marijuana, totaling 801 pounds, hidden inside. The estimated value of the narcotics totals more than 4.8 million dollars. The case remains under...

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Two Arrested After Traffic Stop; One Flees on Foot

Brownsville (KFXV) — Officers arrested a man who attempted to evade police during a traffic stop. According to the Brownsville Police Department, after conducting a traffic stop, on the 9600 block of FM 1732, officers identified the pair as Ricardo Narvaez and Roy Edward Cantu, and learned Narvaez had a pending warrant. Police arrested him, but Cantu fled. Police caught Cantu and found marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Xanax pills in his possession. His is now under arrested and faces multiple drug charges, as well as resisting...

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Caught Smuggling Drugs in Jalapenos

PHARR (KFXV) — CBP operations thwart another plan to smuggle drugs across the border this time in a shipment of jalapeños. The seizure happened on May 27th, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge pulled over a tractor-trailer. Officers extracted 57 packages containing a total of 655 pounds of alleged marijuana mixed in a shipment of jalapeños. The drugs, valued at over 130,000 thousand dollars, were seized. The case remains under investigation through Homeland...

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Police Warn of Drug Traffickers Taking Advantage of Teens

RIO GRANDE CITY (KFXV) — A drug transaction has an 18 year old facing over a year in federal prison. 18 year old, Dario Martinez states in these court documents that he was approached by two strangers offering him a large amount of money. Dario Martinez told investigators it all happened while walking along Embassy Road by Rio Grande City High School. It was then two men approached him offering him $1600 to transport and deliver marijuana. Palmview police captain, Saul Uvalle tells Fox News this situation is not uncommon. He explains why cartel members target our youth but,...

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One Arrested in Multiple Vehicle Theft Incident

Pharr (KFXV) – Police in Pharr respond to an auto dealership on the 1800 block of North cage after three vehicles were reported stolen. According to investigators taken from this car lot. That same morning, during a traffic stop, police located one of the vehicles being driven by a male identified as Marlin Maldonado near the intersection of Ferguson and Veterans Road. Officers also discovered marijuana and another controlled substance in his possession. Police arrested Maldonado and were able to retrieve two of the three stolen vehicles. Maldonado Faces a judge tomorrow, but police asking for your help for...

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