BLYTHE, Calif. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found 10.44 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in a vehicle during a search at an immigration checkpoint on Oct. 21.
Blythe Station agents working at the checkpoint on Highway 78 conducted a secondary inspection on a vehicle following a canine alert and discovered a fabricated compartment near the floorboard containing vacuum-sealed packages wrapped in black tape. The packages contained more than $31,000 worth of methamphetamine.
The vehicle’s female driver, a passenger and the methamphetamine were turned over to the California Highway Patrol.
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.