Three undocumented immigrants arrested during alleged drug bust

Published: Sep. 19, 2019 at 7:38 AM CDT
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Over a hundred pounds of marijuana was seized from a home in El Cenizo.

The case unfolded after the Webb County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding suspicious activity going on at a home at the 600 block of Morales.

As soon investigators approached the residence, Juan Angel-Barrera Morales, 45, attempted to flee the scene, jumping over a backyard fence.

He was soon apprehended, along with 21-year-old, Mario Arturo Garza-Alcala, who was inside the home with a third suspect who is a juvenile.

When authorities searched the home they found five bundles of marijuana along with an assault rifle.

The pot weighed 103 pounds with an estimated street value of more than $30,000.

All three suspects were charged with a felony two count and were taken either to the Webb County Jail or Youth Village.

All three were undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

The Webb County Sheriff's Office encourages the community to report suspicious activity to their hotline at 956-415- BUST (2878).

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