EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Border Patrol officials announced Wednesday afternoon that agents at the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint arrested three US Citizens on Tuesday for alleged drug smuggling.
According to Border Patrol officials, agents at the checkpoint on I-10 came across a vehicle that their K9 found suspicious. The dog, trained to detect the presence of concealed humans and or the odors of illegal controlled substances, alerted agents to the vehicle.
When agents first searched the vehicle, they found a clear plastic bag containing marijuana. They then conducted a second search of the car.
Officials add that all three subjects, narcotics, and the vehicle were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.