YUMA, Ariz. — Blythe Border Patrol agents seized more than 20 lbs. of heroin and arrested two Mexican nationals on Wednesday.
Yesterday morning, agents conducting bus checks at the Greyhound Bus Station in Blythe, California encountered two male Mexican nationals in violation of their immigration status. A subsequent search to their arrest resulted in the discovery of 19 packages of Brown heroin hidden within their luggage and concealed in caulking tubes.
Agents arrested both individuals for immigration and narcotics violation and seized the drugs for processing in accordance with 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.