Major Drug Bust in Calallen Area

Authorities make a major drug seizure in the Calallen area Wednesday night, over 1,000 pounds of narcotics now off the streets.

It all began as a routine traffic stop just after 7:00 PM Wednesday near the Calallen Walmart.  The cargo that was confiscated included several bundles of drugs.

A canine unit with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department stopped an 18-wheeler and after a search, discovered about 10 pallets of illegal drugs.

"Right now we've got bundles.  We haven't really taking them apart yet.  One of the bundles was slightly open and it appeared to be marijuana.  This is going to be a dual investigation with the DEA.  They will be transporting the contents and obviously there is going to be further investigation," says Sgt. Luis Forte with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department.

So far one man has been detained, officers say more arrests could follow.


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