For Immediate Release
|December 03, 2013||
Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division (956) 794-1200
|Fugitive Arrested, 2,750 Pounds of Marijuana Seized by Task Force Officers|
Laredo, TX - The Gulf Coast Violent
Offenders and Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF) assisted the Texas Department of
Public Safety (TX DPS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in
the investigation and apprehension of Hugo Martinez-Valdez. Information was
obtained that Martinez-Valdez was allegedly driving a water tank truck that
had 2,000 lbs. of marijuana concealed inside. The information also indicated
that the truck was traveling on the Mines Road area in Laredo, TX, moving
north thru ranch roads in order to avoid law enforcement officers,
specifically the Border Patrol checkpoint located on highway 83.
The GCVOFTF is a team comprised of law
enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hidalgo County
Sheriff’s Office, Starr County Sheriff’s Office, McAllen PD, Mission PD, San
Juan PD, Weslaco PD, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) - Office of
Inspector General, Texas Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Alcohol
Tobacco & Firearms, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency