LA FERIA, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — 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.