SIERRA BLANCA, Texas– Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three United States Citizens at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Checkpoint on Tuesday for narcotics smuggling.
On Dec. 21, Sierra Blanca agents encountered a vehicle at the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint located on I-10. During the inspection, a USBP service canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and or the odors of illegal controlled substances. Agents searched the vehicle and discovered a clear plastic bag containing marijuana.
A further search of the vehicle revealed Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil-laced edibles and a vacuum sealed white powdery brick that tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl. The powdery brick was wrapped in gift-wrapping paper. The cocaine laced with fentanyl 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.
Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at
1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.