Tag: tractor trailer

DPS Makes Ton of Marijuana Seizure

Brooks County (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety made a seizure of marijuana weighing more than a ton. DPS is reporting their troopers stopped a commercial tractor trailer in Brooks County for a traffic violation. When a canine officer alerted the handler to unusual activity, troopers found 100 bundles of marijuana hidden inside the cargo hold. In total, the value of the illegal narcotics is estimated at more than 15 million dollars. Officials arrested the driver, 42-year-old, Ruben Chavera of Zapata — and charged him with a first degree...

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CBP Seize 911 Pounds of Narcotics at Pharr Bridge

PHARR (KFXV) — Customs and Border Agents made a seizure of alleged Marijuana at the Pharr International Bridge, estimated at nearly $200,000. According to officials, on the 16th, police sent a tractor trailer to a secondary inspection where they discovered 236 packages, containing 911 pounds of the narcotic. The driver, vehicle and drugs were handed over to Homeland Security for further...

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DPS Responds to Tractor Trailer Wreck

Edinburg (KFXV) — The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle accident this morning, just before noon. The driver of a tractor trailer, traveling southbound on 281 at an unsafe speed, lost control and struck a blue Hyundai carrying two passengers. Authorities closed traffic on both north and southbound lanes on Highway 281 to investigate. Both passengers were transported to Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance with minor injuries. The incident remains under...

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Tractor Trailer Flips in Falfurrias

Falfurrias (KFXV) — The driver of a tractor trailer lost control on Highway 285, flipping the vehicle onto its side, this morning. A Fox News viewer sent in these images of the incident. According to Texas DPS officials, the incident occurred early this morning in Falfurrias. The fire department was on scene as well. No injuries were reported, and no one was transported to the hospital. The case is under...

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