More than 1,900 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop

Major drug seizure of marijuana in Texas

SAN ANTONIO – Juan Carlos Sandoval-Martinez, 36, was arrested Saturday after he was pulled over on U.S. 281 North near Edinburg.

Martinez was hauling 1,954 pounds of marijuana that was concealed inside boxes in his tractor-trailer, authorities said.

A Texas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Martinez in Hidalgo County for a traffic violation and discovered the marijuana.

The estimated value of the drugs is more than $11 million.

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Martinez was booked into the Hidalgo County jail on charges of felony possession of marijuana.

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