2 tons of marijuana found in underground bunker

2 tons of marijuana found in underground bunker
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Monday, May 20, 2013 - 4:20pm

The Department of Pubic Safety has announced the seizure of more than two tons of marijuana.

On May 16, an attempted traffic stop was executed on a Ford F-350 truck, near Highway 83 near Mercedes, but the two occupants of the vehicle fled on foot into a brushy area and were not apprehended.

Due to the packing material, found inside the vehicle, a DPS Criminal investigation was opened and a search warrant was executed for a property located at 28676 Joe Ed Road.

Two underground bunkers were found, one being concealed behind a bar area, and the other containing approximately $1.6 million in marijuana.

One firearm was also confiscated and the investigation remains ongoing.

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