Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized a little more than 10 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested two suspected smugglers last Friday.
Friday night, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station checkpoint on Highway 95 referred a suspicious vehicle to secondary inspection following a canine team alert. The vehicle, a green Dodge Caravan minivan, was occupied by two females who were determined to be in the U.S. illegally.
Subsequently, during the search of the vehicle, agents discovered several small packages inside the vehicle's jack storage compartment. Agents tested the contents of the packages and indentified the substance as methamphetamine.
The methamphetamine, which weighed 10.2 pounds with an estimated street value of $244,800, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the driver and passenger.
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 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.