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Jul 23, 2014 6:40 PM

Officers Decline Bribe, Bust Driver for Hidden Weapons

ROBSTOWN - Police say a driver tried to bribe them during a traffic stop on highway 77 this week, but they busted hime instead.

The unnamed man allegedly tried to hand over a $100 bill when asked for his drivers license.

Officers searched the truck and found a hidden compartment containing several weapons including an AK-47 and several handguns. One of the pistols fires a 5.7 round called a "cop killer."

The driver claimed he had been paid to drive the car down to Brownsville from Georgia.

Police say the man is associated with the Gulf Cartel, but since he didn't have any felony convictions they let him go while the case remains under investigation.

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