The son of a major drug lord has been apprehended in the valley and is facing criminal charges.
According to customs and border protection, Osiel Cardenas Jr. was detained on December 31st at the Brownsville/ Matamoros International Bridge as he tried to smuggle a load of ammunition into México. Cardenas was on board a black 2015 Escalade with over 500 rounds of ammunition for an array of firearms. Cardenas is an American citizen and the presumed son of Tamaulipas drug lord, Osiel Cardenas Guillen, who is now serving time in prison. His son remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals without bond.