Tag: marijuana

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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Two Thousand Pounds of Marijuana Seized

Rio Grande City (KFXV) — Two thousand pounds of marijuana were seized this weekend after a truck drove into the Rio Grande. Agents saw the driver as he sped away from the river—then sped back south and drove right into the water. When agents got there, the vehicle was partially submerged. 1350 pounds of marijuana were found on the bed of the truck. Agents also found a set of footprints near Los Arrieros that led to a brushy area. There is where authorities found 36 bundles of Marijuana. Almost a literal ton –2148 pounds of drugs were seized estimating...

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BP Agents Make 2000 Pound Marijuana Bust

PROGRESO (KFXV) — Agents at the Progreso port of entry confiscated nearly 2000 pounds of Marijuana in two separate incidents over the past few days. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, on Monday, agents found 140 packages containing 854 pounds of marijuana in a commercial trailer. On Friday, of last week, agents found 333 packages hidden within another trailer containing over 1100 pounds of alleged marijuana. The combined value is estimated at...

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Police Arrest Three For Drug Possession

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — Agents from the special investigations unit conducted an investigation which led to the arrest of three people. Two of the men are identified as 29-year-old, Guadalupe Martinez and 21-year-old, Jesus Rodriguez. Martinez was stopped by police, police discovered almost 11 pounds of marijuana inside the SUV he was driving. Agents then went to the 2300 block of Old Port Isabel Rd to search a home Martinez had been seen leaving. There, they seized more marijuana. Martinez and his passenger are now facing drug...

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