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