Two South Texas men arrested after traffic stop led to 23 lbs of cocaine

Two South Texas men arrested after traffic stop led to 23 lbs of cocaine
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 11:01am

VICTORIA, TEXAS - Two South Texas men have been arrested after a traffic stop led to 23 pounds of cocaine hidden in child safety seats.


Department of Public Safety Trooper Gerald Bryant said Tuesday that one of the men's daughters, ages 3 and 5, were in the seats but not buckled up.


The traffic stop, which yielded nearly $650,000 worth of cocaine, happened Saturday in Victoria as the McAllen men headed to Houston.


Arturo Ortiz Jr. was jailed Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, with bond at $75,000.


DPS says Christopher Cortez is held without bond for contempt for failure to pay child support, plus he'll face a drug possession charge.

His two daughters were released to other relatives.


Online jail records did not list attorneys for the men.

 

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