Tip leads to seizure of one ton of marijuana in Hidalgo


POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:05am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:54am

A tip to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department leads to the seizure of one ton of marijuana at a warehouse.

On Friday, February 21st at around 5 p.m. the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office Narcotic Unit responded to a tip about a marijuana being stored at a warehouse located at 1400 Industrial Blvd in the City of Hidalgo.

Officers arrived at the location with search warrant and encountered five individuals loading bundles of marijuana inside boxes of green peppers into a white cargo van.

The five men stated they were loading the marijuana to be shipped to an unknown location north of Hidalgo County.

The officers seized 131 bundles, stored inside the van, and the five men, identified as Martin Ledesma, Jesus Faz, Rigo Martinez, Leopoldo Pulido and Christian Gutierrez were arrested and handed a $150,000 bond each.

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