Canine’s Alert Stops Meth, Heroin, THC at I-8 Checkpoint
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested a male U.S. citizen after finding more than 30 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin and over two pounds of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extract in a Dodge pickup Wednesday.
After a Border Patrol canine alerted to the truck, agents found the drugs in a spare tire and under the seats. The drugs’ combined value is estimated to be in excess of $327,000.
Agents seized the drugs and vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.