YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized 26 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $78,000, and arrested three male U.S. citizens when they attempted to smuggle the illegal drugs through a Yuma Sector traffic checkpoint Tuesday night.
Agents working at Interstate-8 checkpoint east of Yuma referred the trio for a secondary inspection of the vehicle they were traveling in when they arrived at the checkpoint. Agents then conducted a consensual search of the vehicle and found multiple packages of methamphetamine concealed inside the vehicle’s floorboards.
The suspects, narcotics and vehicle were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.