WESLACO, TX. - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Saturday arrested one suspect and seized nearly a ton of marijuana after a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle in Hidalgo County.
At approximately 12:45 p.m., a DPS Trooper stopped a tractor-trailer, traveling northbound on U.S. 281 and F.M. 2812, for a traffic violation.
During the stop, the Trooper discovered 80 bundles of marijuana concealed inside boxes.
The drugs, which weighed 1,954 pounds, are worth approximately more than $11 million.
Juan Carlos Sandoval-Martinez, 36, of Houston, was arrested and booked into the Hidalgo County jail for felony possession of marijuana.