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      Authorities foil marijuana by FedEx scheme in Harlingen

      Three men arrested in scheme to ship marijuana via FedEx

      Three men are behind bars after they allegedly participated in a scheme to ship marijuana via FedEx.

      Cameron County District Attorney's Office investigators arrested the following three men on Monday:

      Eduardo Villarreal Jesus Walter Beltri-Ortiz Jose Heriberto Calderon

      Investigators told Action 4 News that Villarreal was seen leaving a FedEx shipping center in Harlingen.

      Authorities had previously arrested Villarreal for shipping 154 pounds of marijuana from a freight center in Brownsville back in April.

      An investigators spoke to Villarreal before he entered a GMC Yukon in the parking lot.

      Beltri-Ortiz, who was a passenger, allegedly took off running but was caught.

      Calderon was identified as a second passenger inside the SUV where authorities found 12 bundles with 20 pounds of marijuana inside.

      All three men are facing possession of marijuana charges.

      Beltri-Ortiz is facing an additional charge of evading arrest and an addition marijuana charge from November.