Smuggler Throws Bundles at Police In Weekend Chase

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:47am

It's no secret drug smugglers will do whatever it takes to avoid arrest, even if it means putting lives in danger.
A suspected drug smuggler led authorities on a chase this weekend with speeds of over 100 mph.
Penitas, Palmview, La Joya and Border Patrol agents in the sky chased the car for several miles.

The suspect Ricardo Renteria threw three bundles out of the window. In a desperate attempt to get Police off his back. Police confiscated almost 800 lbs. of marijuana in the vehicle.
Renteria was charged with felony possession of marijuana and evading Police Saturday afternoon.
Another suspect was also arrested. Police say Federico "Chencho" Salinas was assisting the suspect through out the pursuit. They say it wasn't the first time.

Salinas confessed to assisting two chases. He told Police he was paid up to $400 to serve as a look out.
During this chase he stalled a police unit. He was later charged with accessory to a crime.

Police say they've seen him in several chases and they will continue to keep their eyes open for this trend.

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