DPS: traffic stop leads to weapon seizure in La Joya

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Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety

Editors Note: This article has been corrected from the location of Weslaco to La Joya.

WESLACO, Texas (KVEO) — During Operation Lone Star, the Texas Department of Public Safety seized numerous firearms and ammunition in Weslaco after a traffic stop.

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Friday night, at approximately 7:30 p.m. a DPS Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle near La Joya for a traffic violation.

The driver refused to stop leading to a vehicle pursuit.

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Officials arrested the driver, they discovered firearms and ammunition within the vehicle.

The vehicle included 16 firearms and 3,520 rounds of ammunition. The firearms included high-powered fully automatic rifles, shotguns, handguns, and 50 caliber rifles.

The Texas Highway Patrol believes the weapons were headed towards Mexico.

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The driver is currently facing weapons charges, according to the press release.

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