San Juan police arrested 17-year-old Derek Medina after investigators – with the help of U.S. Border patrol agents – intercepted his vehicle and was found in possession of 683 lbs. of marijuana destined for the Donna area.
After questioning, Medina pointed out the drop-off point for the narcotics.
Undercover investigators later conducted surveillance at a residence and observed a vehicle leaving from the location.
The driver was pulled over and taken into custody.
He was identified as 29-year-old Rafael Gonzalez; a Mexican national from the state of Colima, at the time of his arrest, Gonzalez was accompanied by two undocumented immigrants.
A search of the vehicle, lead to the discovery of $8,100 in cash and a stolen 9 mm. handgun.
Both suspects were arraigned this afternoon facing multiple charges.
Derek Medina was charged with one count of possession of marijuana and issued a $75,000 bond.
Rafael Gonzalez faces two counts for human smuggling, one count for possession of a stolen firearm, and a third count for felon in possession of a firearm, his bonds totaled $55,000.
San Juan police investigators say they will continue to work with other agencies to disrupt the drug trade in the city.