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Significant Methamphetamine Seizure at Wellton Checkpoint

Release Date: 
December 20, 2016

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.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton, Ariz. traffic checkpoint discovered 43 pounds of meth hidden within the headliner of a smuggling vehicle
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton, Ariz.
traffic checkpoint discovered 43 pounds of meth
hidden within the headliner of a smuggling vehicle

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017