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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes $2.2 Million Worth of Cocaine in Yuma

Release Date: 
March 12, 2012

YUMA, ARIZ.—Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents conducting transportation operations seized more than 100 pounds of cocaine this morning worth $2,204,840.

Yuma Station agents observed suspicious behavior of a female at the Amtrak train station in Yuma and asked the woman if they could search her luggage. The woman consented but claimed two of the bags were secured with locks to which she had no key. Agents then called for a canine team to perform a "sniff" of the bags. The dog alerted, indicating the presence of drugs.

The locks were cut and agents discovered 41 packages of cocaine, vacuum sealed and wrapped in black electrical tape. The woman, a United States citizen, and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021