11,921 lbs of marijuana seized in Bee County TexasPosted on July 16, 2004
Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed that the July 16 seizure of nearly six tons of marijuana in Bee County is the largest traffic-stop marijuana seizure in DPS history.
The 11,921 pounds of contraband was confiscated on U.S. 181 near Skidmore after an 18-wheeler was stopped for speeding by a Highway Patrol trooper.
Suspicious behavior by the driver led to a search of the trailer and the discovery of 292 bundles of marijuana mixed with a load of mangoes.
The driver "a Pharr, Texas resident" was arrested.
The 11,921 pounds of marijuana (packaged weight) sets a DPS record for a marijuana seizure that occurred after a routine traffic stop.
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety