Fort Bend officials seize nearly $4M worth of pot, cocaine
FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas—Authorities in Fort Bend County seized nearly $4 million worth of cocaine and pot over the weekend.
The seizures came as the result of two Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force investigations.
In the first investigation, the task force was looking into suspicious activity in the Needville area when they say they caught Juan Manuel Garza with 3.5 tons of marijuana.
Investigators estimated the street value of the pot to be around $3.5 million.
A tanker trailer valued at about $75,000 was also seized during Garza’s arrest.
He was charged with possession of marijuana over 2,000 lbs. and is being held on $800,000 bond.
In the second investigation, the task force targeted a man and a woman suspected of trafficking cocaine in Fort Bend and Wharton counties.
After conducting surveillance on the suspects, investigators identified them as George Limas and Sylvia Alcalar.
The task force said they tailed the suspects, following them to a home in Houston.
After about an hour, Limas and Alcalar left the home, and task force investigators swooped in and arrested them in Richmond. They said they found 1 pound of cocaine in their possession.
The task force then told HPD about the alleged operation, and police seized an additional 8 pounds of cocaine.
The estimated street value of all the cocaine is believed to be around $400,000.
Both Limas and Alcalar were charged with possession of a controlled substance over 200 grams, a first-degree felony.
They are being held on $60,000 bond.
khou.com staff report