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Highway 95 Checkpoint Yields Methamphetamine Seizure

Release Date: 
December 1, 2010

Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized 12.8 pounds of methamphetamines and arrested one suspected smuggler Tuesday.

The methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $307,200, as well as the suspect and the vehicle, were turned over to Yuma Narcotics Task Force.

Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized 12.8 pounds of methamphetamines and arrested one suspected smuggler Tuesday.

Border Patrol agents assigned to operate the Blythe Station checkpoint on Highway 95 referred a white Ford F-250 truck for a secondary inspection following a canine team alert. While in secondary, the driver consented to a search of the vehicle. Agents performed a cursory inspection of the vehicle and discovered that the transfer case had been tampered with. Concealed within the transfer case were 12 small packages containing methamphetamine.

The methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $307,200, as well as the suspect and the vehicle, were turned over to Yuma Narcotics Task Force.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at (1-866) 999-8727.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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017