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Border Patrol Seizes 12 Pounds of Meth…Twice

Release Date: 
November 17, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Wellton Station and working the Interstate 8 checkpoint discovered a total of 24 pounds of meth in two separate incidents Friday with a combined value of approximately $120,000.

Border Patrol agents in Wellton, Ariz. located packages of meth within the frame of a smuggling vehicle

Border Patrol agents in Wellton, Ariz. located packages of meth within the frame of a smuggling vehicle.

Agents conducting an immigration inspection referred a vehicle for a secondary inspection following a canine alert.  During their inspection, agents discovered several packages containing a combined 12 pounds of methamphetamine.

Later at the same checkpoint, agents referred another vehicle for a secondary inspection following a canine alert and discovered several more packages containing another 12 pounds of methamphetamine.

Both vehicles, drivers and drugs were taken to Wellton Station for processing.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017