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.
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.