July 31, 2008

Chase, standoff and drug bust in Anzalduas Park

Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 9:01 a.m.

A Wednesday police chase and standoff with 40 armed men ended with a drug bust.

Authorities said the incident happened in the construction site for the Anzalduas International Bridge.

Investigators said they had a vehicle under surveillance and tried to pull it over when the driver took off.

The truck drove into Anzalduas Park and into the Rio Grande.

The driver swam across to Mexico where almost 40 alleged smugglers were waiting with semi-automatic weapons.

A brief standoff ended without incident and no injuries.

Border Patrol officials recovered 790 pounds of marijuana from inside the vehicle.

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