YUMA, Ariz. – An adult male U.S. citizen and a 17-year-old male were taken into custody after the vehicle they occupied attempted to pass through a Border Patrol immigration checkpoint on I-8, east of Yuma, yesterday morning.
A canine detection team alerted to the vehicle at the checkpoint, prompting a secondary inspection. Agents then discovered 40 pounds of methamphetamine, worth more than $122,000, hidden in the vehicle.
The occupants, vehicle and drugs will be 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.