State Investigates After Troopers Use Helicopter to Flip Raft of Drug Smugglers [VIDEO]
Newly surfaced video shows a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter being used to flip a raft of smugglers attempting to cross the Rio Grande River.
The state agency is now investigating the September 5 incident after a grainy video shot by an unknown person on the Mexican side of the border was obtained by a local news agency.
In the video, a group of smugglers are seen swimming away from a DPS helicopter, just before it descends toward a green raft and forces it to flip over.
A spokesperson says the agency will now review the incident, which resulted in the recovery of 96 pounds of marijuana and the capture of a suspected cartel member, for a possible breach of protocol.