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Big drug bust in Big Bend Sector: $80k Fentanyl found

Earlier this week, Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three United States Citizens at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Checkpoint for alleged drug smuggling.

 On Tuesday, December 21, Sierra Blanca agents came across a vehicle at the I-10 Sierra Blanca Checkpoint.

As agents inspected the vehicle, a USBP service dog alerted to the presence of concealed humans and or the odors of drugs. Agents then searched the vehicle and found a clear plastic bag containing marijuana.

Agents decided to search the vehicle further and found Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil-laced edibles and a gift-wrapped, vacuum-sealed, white powdery brick that tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl.

According to officials, the brick was cocaine laced with fentanyl, ad was valued at over $80,000. The marijuana was valued at over $2,000, and the TCH laced edibles were valued at over $450.

All three subjects, narcotics, and the vehicle were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.