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CBP's U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize Hidden Narcotics at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
June 14, 2010

Blythe, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Blythe Station seized more than $100,000 worth of narcotics and arrested a drug smuggler at the checkpoint on Highway 78 on Saturday.

At about 3:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a white 1995 Ford Mustang pulled into the primary inspection area of the Highway 78 checkpoint south of Blythe. A Border Patrol canine team alerted to the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of narcotics or people hidden inside.

Border Patrol agents at an Arizona checkpoint find 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine in a container.

Border Patrol agents at an Arizona checkpoint find 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine in a container.

Agents referred the vehicle for secondary inspection where they found 15 plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana and two Tupperware containers full of methamphetamine. The driver, a lawfully admitted permanent resident, was arrested.

The packages of marijuana weighed a combined 33 pounds with an estimated street value of $26,760. The methamphetamines weighed 2.5 pounds and are valued at about $80,000.

The driver, vehicle and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017