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Agents Seize $78K Worth of Meth at I-8 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
August 17, 2016

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.

Wellton station agents arrested three men in connection with the failed attempt to smuggle 26 puonds of meth through the Interstate 8 traffic checkpoint
Wellton station agents arrested three men
in connection with the failed attempt to
smuggle 26 pounds of meth through the
Interstate 8 traffic checkpoint

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017