Jailhouse interview with alleged drug smuggler
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:26:49 GMT —
An alleged drug smuggler is behind bars after leading La Feria Police on a chase.
The suspect crashed into a nearby business.
We asked him why he did it.
"No habla Ingles," said Miguel Infante Perez.
He refused to talk to Action 4 News, saying he doesn't know anything about the crime.
"Gringo, I don't know," said Perez.
La Feria Police have a different story.
Chief Don Garcia said the man ran a stop sign.
"Officers tried to stop him. He refused to stop, accelerated in speed and lead the officer on a chase," said Garcia.
The 23-year-old Mexican National came crashing to a stop into a fence at Hart Acoustical and Drywall on the Expressway 83 frontage road, West of Mile 3.
His reason to run was found inside the Chevy SUV.
"The color positively identifies it as a marijuana drug," said Garcia.
Police found more than 70 bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle.
A sign on the door has "Infante Construction" on it.
On the front seat we found business cards for the same company, which happen to match the suspect's middle and last name.
We called the number on the sign.
The owner said someone took it.
He then told us he needed to get an attorney before saying anything else.
The suspect who allegedly put his own life in danger is now facing felony drug charges for hauling pot.
The drugs will be turned over to Border Patrol to weigh them.
Police estimate the street value at anywhere from $800,000 to $1,000,000.