YUMA, Ariz. – Agents at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested two U.S. citizens with nearly 43 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle on Dec. 17.
After a detection-canine alerted to the vehicle, agents searched the vehicle and discovered approximately 43 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the roof. The driver and passenger were arrested. The street value of the drugs is estimated at more than $128,000.
The subjects, drugs, and vehicle were processed per 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.