Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:56 AM
Updated: Aug 7, 2012 12:18 PM
PENITAS - Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspected drug smuggler just outside Penitas. A helicopter has joined the search.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS learned a driver bailed out of a van just outside Penitas and ran south through the brush. Authorities found several bundles of drugs in the back of the van.
Deputies said the vehicle involved was disguised to look like a company van from Johnson Controls.
We're working to gather more details.