25-year-old Faith del Valle probably had money on her mind as she drove a Porsche Cayenne stuffed with cocaine down US 281 in Texas yesterday. All her hopes of getting paid off the white were dashed when Texas Department of Public Safety troopers pulled her over for a traffic violation and found the huge haul of cocaine stashed in the car.
DPS troopers say they pulled del Valle over as she was headed northbound near the town of Falfurrias, TX for a traffic violation. The troopers were inclined to investigate the vehicle and upon their search, they found bundles of cocaine stashed in a false compartment in the Porsche truck’s rear quarter panel. The bundles weighed out to around 28 pounds, which would be worth $1.7 million.
Del Valle has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and is being held at Brooks County jail. If convicted, she faces five to 99 years behind bars and up to $10,000 in fines.
There is apparently a lot of drug activity in the Falfurrias area as it is a checkpoint on the Mexican border. Just last month, an even bigger bust went down there when cocaine was discovered on a commercial bus. Immigration agents searched the bus and found two suspicious, unclaimed duffle bags in the passenger area of the bus. Assisted by the drug sniffing dogs of the K-9 unit, the agents found that the bags contained multiple bundles of cocaine. This haul weighed a total of 82 pounds and was said to be worth $2.6 million.
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