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Border Patrol Arrests Phoenix Man for Smuggling $78K in Meth

Release Date: 
August 14, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen from Phoenix after he attempted to smuggle multiple packages of methamphetamine Friday afternoon.

Border Patrol agents seized over 34 pounds of meth valued at $78,000 in Arizona.
Border Patrol agents seized over 34
pounds of meth valued at $78,000 in
Arizona.

At approximately 12:27 p.m., Wellton Station agents referred a silver 2004 Jeep Liberty to the secondary inspection area following a Border Patrol canine alert. Agents discovered numerous packages of methamphetamine in the right and left quarter panels, as well as the natural void behind the top brake light. The narcotics have an approximate weight of 34.03 pounds and an estimated street value of $78,269.

The driver, a 54-year-old U.S. citizen from Phoenix, was arrested for the transportation of a controlled substance.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021