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