Secret compartment reveals 1,400 pounds of marijuana

Truck's secret compartment yields marijuana // Rio Grande City Police Department

A man is behind bars after authorities allegedly found more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a secret compartment of a cargo truck.

Rio Grande City police arrested 32-year-old Joan Sebastian Garcia on a possession of marijuana charge on Tuesday.

Investigators told Action 4 news that it all started with a traffic stop of a 2000 GMC cargo truck around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers looked inside the cargo area and allegedly found a secret compartment with 1,442 pounds of marijuana inside.

Garcia remains in custody at the Starr County Jail.

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