Investigators discovered greater than three,000 kilos of marijuana Wednesday, once they stopped a tractor-trailer on U.S. 281 close to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Place of business.
A deputy stopped the tractor-trailer close to the intersection of El Cibolo Highway and U.S. 281, in step with a information free up from the Hidalgo County District Lawyer’s Place of business.
After a Ok-Nine alerted to the trailer, investigators performed a seek. They discovered wood crates filled with three,051 kilos of marijuana.
Brokers with the Hidalgo County Prime Depth Drug Trafficking House job drive arrested the motive force, 55-year-old Alfredo Mejia-Martinez of Lopeño, and seized the marijuana.
U.S. Border Patrol, the Sheriff’s Place of business, the Hidalgo County Precinct four Constable’s Place of business and the Hidalgo County Precinct three Constable’s Place of business assisted with the marijuana bust.
Mejia is charged with ownership of greater than 2,000 kilos of marijuana, a first-degree criminal.
Courtroom information do not checklist an lawyer for Mejia, who stays on the Hidalgo County prison and could not be reached for remark.