YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint seized 11 packages of methamphetamine in an attempted smuggling attempt Wednesday.
At approximately 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, agents referred a gray Ford Taurus to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 24.9 pounds of methamphetamine in a post-factory compartment between the back seat and trunk of the vehicle. The narcotics have a street value of $74,700.
A 46-year-old female, a United States citizen from Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested in the incident.
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.