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Agents Seize Nearly 40 Pounds of Meth at I-8 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
May 24, 2016
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 traffic checkpoint east of Yuma, seized nearly 40 pounds of meth that was concealed within a smuggling vehicle

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 traffic checkpoint east of Yuma, seized nearly 40 pounds of meth that was concealed within a smuggling vehicle

YUMA, Ariz. – A U.S. citizen was arrested with drugs in her vehicle when she attempted to drive through the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint, on Thursday morning (May 19).

After stopping the woman’s vehicle, agents used available technology and the assistance of a K-9 team during a secondary inspection to locate the drugs hidden throughout the walls of the car.  Nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine were discovered.  The drugs are valued at more than $118,000.

The driver, vehicle and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017