02/26/2008

Texas police nab suspect with 360 lbs of cocaine

Texas Department of Public Safety

KINNEY COUNTY, Texas — A Piedras Negras, Mexico resident was arraigned this morning in Del Rio on federal drug charges in connection with the seizure of 360 pounds of cocaine in Kinney County.


Photo courtesy Texas Department of Public Safety
The cocaine, with an estimated street value of $3 million, was discovered in 142 individual packages in a secret compartment in a flatbed trailer, after a DPS trooper noticed abnormalities in the trailer.

DPS Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement troopers stopped the flatbed tractor trailer for a routine inspection Sunday afternoon on eastbound U.S. 90 about 18 miles west of Brackettville at the Kinney/Val Verde County line. Investigators believe the truck was traveling from the Del Rio area to either Houston or Dallas.

DPS Narcotics investigators are continuing the investigation.

 

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