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Posted: Jan 8, 2013 7:23 PM

Updated: Jan 8, 2013 8:15 PM

WESLACO - Police on Tuesday released new details on a raid at an upper-scale neighborhood Monday night in Weslaco.

Police said a concerned citizen is credited with the raid. Officials said the resident informed police three months ago about suspicious activities at the house raided Monday in the Westgate Woods neighborhood.

Eduardo Guajardo was arrested after the raid. He faces felony drug charges.

Police confiscated two rifles, a handgun, ammunition, several mobile telephones, marijuana, more than $8,000 in cash, prescription drugs and even a diamond-encrusted Rolex.

Officers also took a truck, a trailer and a luxury SUV.

"It's not like on TV where all of a sudden you look out there and it's like, ‘they're dealing drugs out of there.' There's a lot of things people need to look out for," Weslaco Police Investigator Alberto Ponce said.

He said residents should be aware of excessive traffic and activity at homes, especially at night.

"This all stemmed from a tip from a citizen. If the citizens just open their eyes and actually start calling the police department on suspicious activity, this is the end result," Ponce said.

Police said the raid was one of the largest in recent months.

"The message is, don't be doing drugs in our city because we will find you," Ponce said.

"When you have this kind of stuff inside an area like that, people don't expect it. All of a sudden you start getting more criminals into that area," Ponce said.

Topics: weslaco, raid, drugs, eduardo guajardo, alberto ponce, police

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