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.
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.