BLYTHE, Calif. – Border Patrol agents in Blythe stopped a 2016 Hyundai for an immigration inspection early Wednesday and, during the subsequent search, located a small amount of marijuana wax, drug paraphernalia, a loaded firearm, and a Ziploc bag containing $70,000.
Agents stopped the vehicle at approximately 8 a.m. in the vicinity of Lovekin Boulevard and Rice Street. After questioning the driver, later identified as a 21-year-old U.S. citizen, agents obtained assistance from a Riverside County Sherriff’s canine unit to search the vehicle.
Agents arrested the driver. The vehicle and contraband are being processed 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.