Blythe Border Patrol Agents Seize More Than $566K in Cocaine
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working near Blythe, California, seized more than 50 pounds of cocaine during a vehicle stop on April 21.
Agents conducted a vehicle stop of Nissan Sentra traveling west on Interstate 10 near Neighbors, Arizona. After stopping the vehicle, agents conducted a follow-on search and found 22 packages containing more than $566,000 worth of cocaine.
Agents arrested the two occupants, both adult male Mexican citizens legally present in the U.S., and seized the drugs and vehicle 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.