YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine, worth nearly $70,000, during two weekend incidents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint, east of Yuma.
In both cases, male United States citizens were stopped at the checkpoint after a canine team alerted agents to their vehicles containing drugs hidden in rear quarter panels.
Agents arrested the drivers and seized the drugs and vehicles for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
“The hard work and unwavering dedication of every man and woman in Yuma Sector can’t be over appreciated,” said Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Porvaznik. “Their vigilance, honor and duty have made the streets of this country safer through this seizure.”
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.