More than a ton of marijuana seized by Texas DPS

BROOKS COUNTY, Texas (KVEO) - More than a ton of marijuana is off the streets following a bust by troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The seizure happened in Brooks County over the weekend. A trooper stopped a 2010 International truck tractor trailer for a traffic violation near Falfurrias. A K-9 then alerted the troopers there may be drugs on the trailer.

Officers discovered 100 bundles of marijuana worth more than $15 million. The driver, 42-year-old Ruben Chavera of Zapata, was arrested and charged. He is currently being held in the Brooks County Jail.


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