Drug bust, driver bails outside KGBT studios

A traffic stop turned into a manhunt for the driver who bailed and left his marijuana load behind.

This all happened along the 9200 block of west Expressway 83 on Wednesday around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Border Patrol and Harlingen police were all involved.

A DPS trooper told Action 4 News that he pulled the male driver for not wearing a seatbelt.

Once he stopped, the suspect hopped the median on foot, crossed westbound expressway traffic on foot and ran north into the brush.

A DPS helicopter has been in use to survey the area close to Bass Boulevard.

Public records show that the suburban is registered to Aaron Saucedo of Fresnos Street in Brownsville.

Action 4 News will provide more details as new information emerges.