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.
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.
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.