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Border Patrol Agents Seize More Than $74,000 of Methamphetamine at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
May 10, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint seized 11 packages of methamphetamine in an attempted smuggling attempt Wednesday.

Agents seize the drugs from the back seat and trunk of a smuggling venicle
Drugs were removed from the back
seat and trunk of a smuggling vehicle

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.

Last modified: 
May 10, 2018