The Texas Department of Public Safety is releasing never before seen footage of a marijuana seizure in process.
The incident, dated September 6, shows a DPS helicopter hovering over a raft, which officials say, was heading toward a group of suspected smugglers when wind gusts from the helicopter’s propellers caused the raft to overturn.
17-year-old suspected cartel member, Juan Antonio Rico-Valadez, was arrested at the location. Ninety-six pounds of marijuana was seized by authorities.
The incident is under review for a possible breach of safety protocols.