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Blythe agents intercept second meth smuggling attempt in vehicle spare tire within a week

Release Date: 
November 10, 2020
Spare Tire
Yuma Sector Border
Patrol agents intercepted
53 pounds of Meth Monday.

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station intercepted yet another spare tire methamphetamine smuggling attempt through the Highway 95 immigration checkpoint on Monday, their second within a week.

Agents referred a rented Jeep Grand Cherokee to the checkpoint’s secondary inspection area for further inspection at approximately 3:30 p.m.  A canine alerted to the vehicle and a subsequent search revealed 50 packages of methamphetamine concealed in a spare tire in the rear cargo area. The methamphetamine, valued at more than $132,000, weighed more than 53 pounds.

Agents arrested the U.S. citizen driver and seized the narcotics and vehicle.

Last modified: 
November 10, 2020