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Hidalgo Police Bust Smuggling Operation near Port of Entry, 1 Arrest

2 years 3 months 4 days ago Wednesday, April 04 2018 Apr 4, 2018 April 04, 2018 5:32 PM April 04, 2018 in News

HIDALGO – Police say one person was arrested after they foiled a smuggling attempt in Hidalgo.

The bust happened near the port of entry along a levee wall Tuesday night.

Hidalgo Police Chief Rudy Espinoza says they responded to a call of people carrying carjacks. He says upon arrival, officers spotted some suspicious activity near a drainage opening.

Espinoza says the smugglers attempted to move 800 pounds of marijuana under the levee wall and through a valve system.

The police chief explains the drugs were being loaded through the grates of a manhole into a truck at a parking lot on the U.S. side

Police and Border Patrol agents recovered the bundles from a truck and from inside the drainage channel.

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