Drug smuggler plunges car into Rio Grande in Escobres
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:45:36 GMT —
Authorities are working to identify a drug smuggler who was behind the wheel of a mini-van that plunged into the Rio Grande.
U.S. Border Patrol officials reported the driver lead agents on a chase in the rural Starr County community of Escobares on Thursday.
Agents tried to stop the mini-van but the driver turned around and sped towards the river plunging it inside the water.
The driver swam to Mexico but a tow truck got the mini-van out of the water.
Investigators found more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana inside.