Traffic Stop Leads to Cocaine Bust in Cameron Co.

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BROWNSVILLE – The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office announced half a million dollars worth of cocaine are off the street.

Sheriff Omar Lucio announced in a press conference Friday Juan Antonio Montes Cornejo is charged with possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

The Matamoros man was topped by Cameron County interdiction deputies in Harlingen on Thursday for a traffic violation, he says. Inside the vehicle, they found 22 bundles of cocaine.

Lucio says some was stuffed in an ice chest and the rest was found in a duffel bag.

Watch the video above for more information.

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