CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. (TNN) - The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics apprehended a man on suspicion of human trafficking January 5.
On Tuesday, OBN K9 Interdiction Agents pulled over a car for a traffic stop on I-40 in Canadian County. While making contact with the driver, agents noticed he had 11 male passengers in the vehicle.
Authorities say two of the 11 passengers were juveniles and all were in the United States illegally.
OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says that during their investigation they found a Deportation Warrant on the driver.
“Through communications with other agencies, we were able to confirm that the driver was an aggravated deported felon and had outstanding warrants for kidnapping, extortion, and cocaine trafficking in other states. Information also indicates he is a member of a Mexican drug trafficking organization and has a history of weapons charges.” said Woodward.
The driver was booked into the Canadian County Jail on the outstanding warrants and will face additional Oklahoma charges for Human Trafficking.