Yuma, Ariz. - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector's Blythe Station seized approximately 12.5 pounds of methamphetamine yesterday valued at $194,000.
Agents patrolling I-10 near Blythe, Calif., observed suspicious behavior by the driver of a black pickup truck. After agents stopped the vehicle, the driver and passenger, both U.S. Citizens, consented to a vehicle search. During the search, agents discovered 11 Tupperware-like containers filled with crystal methamphetamine.
The drugs, suspects and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Border Patrol has made significant progress in combating transnational criminal organizations by impacting their ability to transport contraband throughout the United States; ensuring smugglers face stiff federal penalties for their actions. In Yuma Sector, the probability of being detected and prosecuted is higher than ever before.
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.