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Border Patrol Foils Meth Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
October 17, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $33,000 in a methamphetamine smuggling attempt.

Oct. 9, Wellton Station agents working at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 referred a Honda Accord to secondary inspection following a canine alert.  During an X-ray inspection of the vehicle, agents noticed anomalies in the sun-roof area of the vehicle. They found eight packages of methamphetamine weighing 11.2 pounds when they opened the sun-roof. The vehicle, driver and drugs were taken to the Wellton Station for processing.

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February 3, 2021