Authorities foil marijuana by FedEx scheme in Harlingen
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:15:56 GMT —
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.