Posted: Oct 30, 2013 3:40 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2013 3:41 PM
KINGSVILLE - Task force officials believe a load of rifles seized during a traffic stop on Highway 77 were headed to drug cartels in Mexico.
The driver of a pickup was pulled over near Riviera. The officers called in a K9 unit to take a closer look at the truck.
Officials say 35 rifles, 33 magazines and some cash were inside a hidden compartment behind the truck cab.
The 29-year-old driver who is a U.S. citizen is not being identified by authorities.
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