Over 900 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Abandoned Vehicle in Fronton

2 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, April 08 2019 Apr 8, 2019 April 08, 2019 2:52 PM April 08, 2019 in News - Local

FRONTON – Border Patrol agents out of Rio Grande City found an abandoned vehicle filled with marijuana near the river in Fronton over the weekend.

Sixteen bundles weighing a total of 928 pounds were found inside of a 2003 black GMC Yukon off of Riojas Lane.

Two males attempted to hide near the river; multiple people were seen on the Mexican side of the river.

Starr county investigators arrested Santos Guerrero-Lopez and Luis Alejandro Lopez-Reyes, both Mexican nationals.

The drugs were seized, as well as the vehicle.

Both men are charged with possession of marijuana, a second-degree felony.

The case is still pending investigation.  

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