The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement group and initiative of the Houston HIDTA, interdicted a large amount of cocaine on U.S. 59 on Thursday.
According to reports from the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, one of the interdiction K-9 teams conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 59 northbound near Rosenberg, Texas.
During the roadside investigation, the Task Force Officer and K-9 Deputy Kaja located 14 Kilograms of Cocaine concealed in an aftermarket-fabricated compartment.
Sandra Perez, 65, of Mission Texas, was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on a First Degree Felony charge of Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled substance and a Second Degree Felony charge of Unlawful use of a Criminal instrument.
The cocaine has an estimated street level impact of $700,000.00.
"We will continue to be vigilant by working to intercept drugs as they make their way northbound from Mexico," stated Sheriff Troy Nehls.
Good dog. Tell me DCMatt, how is a wall going to stop traffic crossing the border?
@BlackBird : That's pretty simple. Stop / deter illegal aliens smuggling drugs across. That's no brainer partner, C'mon. Regardless of left or right view this is just plain common sense. They don't come from Canada, do they? Is not just the wall but a multilayered approach, technology, enforcement and of course the wall.
Um, she's driving up 59 with a load of drugs. She didn't crawl across the border she drove thru it. On a road. Which the wall will allow. And wall or not, will continue to allow both ways.
@BlackBird : I knew you gonna say that. Then again the drugs don't come from Canada, do they. Of course someone got them over our border deep south. You don't need a car to drive 14 Kilos through a wall checkpoint. But some time they do come through checkpoints so that's where technology could help. Smugglers do bring in up to 40 Kilos in their backpacks illegally crossing the border. Do some research partner :-) And again this is a multilayered approach, technology, enforcement and of course the wall. I never understood why some people are so close minded. We need to start somewhere and secure this country. 20 million illegals, gangs, drugs, human trafficing, financial stressed cities, I mean where is this going to end? I never understood the concept of sanctuary cities and the political parties supporting them. Is like someone can walk in your home, setup camp and that's pretty much. And yes you need to put them under your family medical coverage, feed them, and give them some pocket money while you are at it.
She is from Mission TX. Did you even try to figure out where that is. RIGHT on the border with Mexico.