Police engage in 2 pursuits, bust stash house in just 3 hours

In less than three hours, Sullivan City Police detain 19 undocumented immigrants and found half a ton of marijuana after two police pursuits and a stash house bust.

At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a Sullivan city officer attempted to pull over a green van heading westbound on Expressway 83 in Sullivan City.

The driver did not stop and led police to FM 886 past Military road.

He bailed and swam across the Rio Grande leaving behind 1,123 pounds of pot stuffed inside his van.

No arrests were made.

At 4:30 p.m. a concerned citizen complaint led police to a stash house on Lucero street in Sullivan City.

Border Patrol agents and police busted the house finding 17 undocumented immigrants inside.

Three people fled the home in a vehicle and led police on a pursuit that ended on Siria road.

The driver got away but two more undocumented immigrants were detained.

All 19 people were handed over to Border Patrol.