Orange County bust nets $4.8 million in cocaine

Published 3:49 pm Friday, February 12, 2016

An Alamo, Texas man is behind bars after being stopped with approximately $4.8 million worth of cocaine in his vehicle on Thursday.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a white Volvo tractor trailer truck for failing to drive in a single lane around 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11 on eastbound Interstate 10 near the 861 mile marker, according to a press release from the OCSO.

The driver consented to a search of the vehicle and deputies reportedly found 60 bundles of cocaine weighing 132 pounds.

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The driver, identified as Mauro Cano Moreno, 30, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, which is a first degree felony. Bond was set at $200,000.

Sheriff Keith Merritt and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying they will continue to combat the drug activities that occur in the neighborhoods and other areas of Orange County.

If you have any information about criminal activities, contact the sheriff’s office at 883-2612.