La Joya police arrested a man for smuggling over 500 pounds of marijuana in the bed of the truck he was driving.
The odd thing about the bust is that the truck being used by the smuggler was auctioned off by the police department in the past. It happened after Border Patrol agents tipped off La Joya police about the Ford F-150. A officer pulled over the driver, after he ran a red light, and when questioned by the officer the man admitted to having the marijuana in the bed of the truck. The same truck was auctioned off a few months ago after it was seized in another drug related case.