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Friday February 17, 2012

Three Texas Siblings Apprehended Smuggling Drugs at Border

Three Texas Siblings Apprehended Smuggling Drugs at Border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 130 pounds of marijuana in one seizure Tuesday. Three El Paso siblings who were in the vehicle in which the drugs were discovered drugs were taken into custody.

CBP officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 130 pounds of marijuana in one seizure Tuesday

The seizure was made shortly after 4 a.m. at the Ysleta international crossing when a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 with three occupants arrived from Mexico. A CBP officer performing the primary inspection received a negative declaration from the occupants of the truck. CBP drug sniffing dog “Udo” alerted to the vehicle during the primary inspection so CBP officers initiated a secondary exam on the vehicle.

During the exam the CBP officers located a hidden compartment in the floor of the truck. The compartment held 120 marijuana-filled bundles.

CBP officers took custody of the three occupants including the driver, 24-year-old Porfirio Devora, 23-year-old passenger Rosio Devora Aguayo, and 22-year-old passenger Richard Devora. The three El Paso siblings were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face federal charges in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.