$19 million worth of cocaine found hidden in shipment of potato chips

HIDALGO COUNTY (KDAF) - Two people have been arrested after authorities found over 300 pounds of cocaine hidden in a shipment of potato chips.

Texas DPS agents say there were signs of criminal activity at a South Texas business and discovered 133 bundles of cocaine wrapped in cellophane at their warehouse. The supply was mixed in with bags of potato chips imported from Mexico.

Authorities say the street value of the cocaine is worth an estimate of $19 million.

The men responsible are now in custody facing charges.

19 PHOTOS
The first mugshots and documenting criminals/victims
See Gallery
The first mugshots and documenting criminals/victims
Alphonse Bertillon (1853-1914), French scholar, developed the criminal anthropometry. Self-portrait ID following his own methods made on August 7 1912, at the age of 59. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Photographic studio in the courtyard of the Pr��f��cture de Police of Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. The photographic studio of the Pr��f��cture de Police of Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. The photographic studio of the Pr��f��cture de Police of Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. The room in which measurement are noted. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. The way to photograph a dead body. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the skull. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the length of the foot. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. The record cabinet. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the human body. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the iris undertone. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the foot. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the length of the elbow. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the skull. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Measurement of the width of the ear. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Comparative forms of the ear. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Comparative forms of the nose. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
Anthropometric system of Alphonse Bertillon. Comparative forms of the face. Paris (France). In 1894. (Photo by adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.