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Border Patrol Canine Team Seizes Heroin, Marijuana and Revolver

Release Date: 
July 8, 2020

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 on Friday morning seized heroin, marijuana and a .357 caliber revolver.

Agents seized a .357 caliber revolver as well as drugs from a smuggling vehicle on Friday
Agents seized a .357 caliber revolver as well as
drugs from a smuggling vehicle on Friday

At approximately 12:30 a.m., a Nissan Altima with two occupants approached the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8. A Border Patrol canine unit alerted agents to the vehicle and agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area. Agents located a .357 caliber revolver, heroin, and marijuana.

The subjects, both male U.S. citizens, were taken into custody. The controlled substances, firearm and vehicle were seized.

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Last modified: 
July 8, 2020