DPS: $2M of cocaine seized from semi-trailer truck, weapons located at residence

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WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Three Mission residents were arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting cocaine inside a semi-trailer truck earlier this week.

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Approximately 216 pounds of cocaine, valued at $2 million, were seized from the truck during a traffic stop Thursday evening in McAllen, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The DPS Criminal Investigations Division and Texas Highway Patrol stopped a semi-trailer truck for a traffic violation.

During the vehicle search, a trooper and special agents discovered 90 wrapped and concealed bundles containing cocaine.

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Further investigation led special agents to a residence in McAllen where three AR-15 rifles
and one AK-47 were recovered.

Three people were arrested in relation to the drug seizure.

Francisco Marquez-Carretero, Tania Rodriguez-Hernandez and Christian Martinez Caudillo were arrested and transported to Hidalgo County Jail.

All three face criminal charges for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, according to DPS.

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