SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a significant seizure of cocaine and fentanyl at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Checkpoint on Tuesday.
The seizure comes amid a national crisis. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, they've already seized enough fentanyl this year to provide a lethal dose to every American.
Three U.S. citizens were arrested for narcotics smuggling.
Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents discovered the drugs with the help of a U.S. Border Patrol service canine.
Among the drugs found:
- Cocaine laced with fentanyl: valued at over $80,000
- Marijuana: valued at over $2,000
- THC-laced edibles: value at over $450
The three people who were arrested and the drugs were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.