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Two U.S. Citizens Arrested in Attempt to Smuggle 40 Pounds of Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
August 10, 2016

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.

Wellton Station Border Patrol agents seized 40 pounds of meth, that was hidden inside of a smuggling vehicle
Wellton Station Border Patrol agents
seized 40 pounds of meth, that was
hidden inside of a smuggling vehicle

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017