YUMA, Ariz. – A canine team’s alert on a vehicle at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma on Oct. 31 resulted in the seizure of 9 pounds of methamphetamine worth approximately $27,000.
Border Patrol agents directed the female driver to a secondary inspection area and found the drugs hidden in the vehicle’s bumper. A records check of the driver also revealed a previous charge of prostitution.
Agents are processing the woman, drugs and vehicle in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.