VICTORIA, TX — On February 18, 2017, the Victoria County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a beige 2005 Kenworth 18-Wheeler around 12:45pm.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Aurelio Aguilar, 42, Brownsville, Texas. While the deputy was interviewing Aguilar, he became suspicious and began to investigate the possibility of criminal activity.

A VCSO K-9 alerted the deputy to the possible presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. During the subsequent search, 28 pounds of cocaine was discovered hidden in the vehicle.

Aguilar was arrested for Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance penalty group 1, which is a 2nd degree felony. Aguilar was released from the Victoria County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

“We find ourselves once again benefiting from the quality of the deputies that serve our community. Given that we are located at the critical point in the Fatal Funnel, it is vital that we do our part to intercept as much criminal activity passing through our area of responsibility as possible. This incident demonstrates the dedication and effectiveness of the law enforcement professionals at the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. Thanks to them, we have once again prevented a sizable quantity of illegal drugs from being placed on the streets of Americ,” Sheriff T. Michael O’Connor said.
The estimated value of the cocaine seized is in excess of $300,000 in the local market.

For more information, please contact VCSO Media Relations Deputy, Bryan Simons at bsimons@vctx.org or 361.575.0651

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