8,932 lbs of marijuana is found in a tanker truck

8,932 lbs of marijuana is found in a tanker truck

Department of Public Safety State Troopers seized nearly four and a half tons of Marijuana on Monday after stopping a tanker truck in Jim Hogg County.

The 8,932 pounds of marijuana is valued at $4.5 million dollars and was packed in 864 bundles. The truck had fictitious markings and was stopped heading eastbound at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon on Highway 285, about three miles east of Hebbronville. Investigators believe the vehicle was traveling from Starr County and was possibly destined for Houston.

A la Joya man was arrested and faces federal drug charges in Laredo. This is the second largest marijuana seizure by the Department of Public Safety during a traffic stop since 1997.

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