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Canine’s Alert Stops Meth, Heroin, THC at I-8 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
April 14, 2017

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.

A service canine alerted agents to the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle, where drugs were found
A service canine alerted agents to
the spare tire of a smuggling vehicle,
where drugs were found

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.

Last modified: 
April 18, 2017