YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station seized more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine on Friday during a vehicle stop near Wellton, Arizona.
Agents working traffic operations on Old U.S. 80 requested a canine team while on a vehicle stop of a late model pickup. Subsequently, the canine team discovered 30 pounds of methamphetamine in a concealed compartment within the vehicle. Agents seized the drugs and vehicle and arrested the U.S. Citizen male driver for narcotics smuggling.
The vehicle, contraband, and subject will be processed in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.