Smugglers Abandoned Vehicle Loaded with Marijuana

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:15am

Choppers were called on to help find some suspects that abandoned a SUV in the Buena Vista street area in Penitas on Tuesday afternoon.

The street was blocked off by county constable units for a short period of time, while federal agents analyzed the smuggling operation. Located throughout the SUV were 10 bundles on marijuana with a license plate from Mexico. The suspects abandoned the vehicle after a speed chase through city streets with La Joya and Palmview police officers involved in the chase.

The suspects were able to make a run to the Rio Grande river and police would not comment on any suspects being detained. The drugs and vehicle were turned over to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Agency for investigation.

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