Driver swims to Mexico in Rio Grande City drug chase

37 bundles with 832 pounds of marijuana // Rio Grande City Police Department Photo

More than 800 pounds of marijuana is off the streets following a drug chase were the driver swam to Mexico.

Rio Grande City police reported that it all started with a traffic stop off Highway 83 and El Arroyo Los Olmos at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said the driver of a 2006 Nissan Murano didn TMt stop and led officers on a chase down FM 1430 and Cemetery Road.

The driver stopped on the banks of the Rio Grande River he bailed out and swam to Mexico.

Authorities reported finding 37 bundles with 832 pounds of marijuana inside the car.