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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident in Smuggling Event

Release Date: 
May 10, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate-8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a lawfully admitted permanent resident, commonly known as a “green card” holder, yesterday afternoon after she attempted to smuggle methamphetamine with her seven-year-old son in the vehicle.

Agents seized nearly 42 pounds of meth from a false compartment of a smuggling vehicle
Agents seized nearly 42 pounds of meth from
a false compartment of a smuggling vehicle

At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Wellton Station agents sent a white 2006 Pontiac Torrent to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol canine positively alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 41.71 pounds of methamphetamine in a false compartment located in the rear cargo area. The methamphetamine has an approximate value of $125,130.

The female driver, a 24-year-old Mexican national, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute. Her son, a United States Citizen, was turned over to Child Protective Services.

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May 10, 2018