Amigoland Mall drug chase suspect faces judge

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A man accused of leading Border Patrol agents on a marijuana chase near Brownsville TMs old Amigoland Mall remains behind bars. U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 20-year-old Javier Gomez-Lopez on federal drug charges on Tuesday. Court records show that Gomez-Lopez was spotted at an International Boundary and Water Commission property along the Rio Grande. Agents show him allegedly loading five bundles of marijuana into a Volkswagen Jetta with Tamaulipas license plates. Border Patrol agents tried to stop the car on Palm Boulevard but he speed off and turned into a neighborhood on D Street. Gomez-Lopez bailed out of the car but was caught hiding at a house. Authorities seized 342.64 pounds of marijuana at the scene. The 20-year-old appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Ronald Morgan on Wednesday morning. Judge Morgan denied bond for Gomez-Lopez until a Monday afternoon hearing. Marijuana Bust Near Amigoland Mall / Video by Erick Torres