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Border Patrol Agents Seize Meth at Interstate 8 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
October 24, 2016

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.”

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021