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Border Patrol seizes more than $120,000 in drugs

Release Date: 
September 10, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $120,000 worth of drugs during separate incidents Sept. 8.

Agents stopped two lawful permanent resident males, travelling through Dome Valley in an apparent attempt to circumvent Wellton Station’s eastbound checkpoint on Interstate 8. Agents then charged the duo for drug smuggling after finding 3.3 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $16,500; 3.1 pounds of hashish oil, valued at more than $31,600; and 2,450 oxycodone pills worth approximately $58,800.

Earlier, agents stopped a U.S. citizen traveling along Interstate 10 with 45 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $10,300, 6.5 pounds of edible cannabis, and $4,450 in suspected drug proceeds.

All subjects, drugs, cash and vehicles will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017