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Border Patrol Seizes 100 Pounds of Meth Worth $500K

Release Date: 
November 14, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 100 pounds of methamphetamine Nov. 13 worth an estimated $500,000.

100 lbs of meth

Methamphetamine seized on November 13, 2014 by Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station.

Wellton agents conducting traffic operations discovered the large cache of drugs after stopping a vehicle that attempted to circumvent the checkpoint on I-8 east of Yuma.  Following a canine alert, agents searched the vehicle and discovered a false compartment containing 79 packages of methamphetamine with a total weight exceeding 100 pounds. The vehicle, driver and drugs were taken to Wellton Station for processing.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017