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Agents “Unwrap” More than 35 Pounds of Marijuana Concealed as Gifts

Release Date: 
October 26, 2020

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested a U.S. citizen at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint on Sunday after they literally unwrapped more than 35 pounds of marijuana. 

a CBP canine alerted agents to the back of a suspect vehicle, where they unwrapped packages of marijuana
a CBP canine alerted agents to the back of a
suspect vehicle, where they unwrapped
packages of marijuana

Agents referred the driver of Jeep Grand Cherokee to the secondary inspection area after a canine alerted to the vehicle at approximately 8:30 p.m.  During an inspection of the vehicle, agents discovered three gift-wrapped boxes in the rear cargo area.  Agents unwrapped the boxes and discovered 29 vacuum-sealed packages containing marijuana.  As they searched the remainder of the vehicle, agents also found a plastic bag that contained marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and corresponding ammunition and nearly $2,000 in cash.

The Yuma County Narcotics Task Force took custody of the U.S. citizen and the marijuana, drug paraphernalia, handgun, ammunition, cash and vehicle.

 

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October 26, 2020