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Two U.S. Citizens Caught Smuggling Methamphetamine at Immigration Checkpoint

Release Date: 
January 27, 2017
Officers from the Wellton, Ariz. Station seized 30 pounds of meth within the frame of a smuggling vehicle
Officers from the Wellton Station
seized 30 pounds of meth within 
the frame of a smuggling vehicle

YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested two U.S. citizens on Jan. 26, smuggling over 30 pounds of methamphetamine worth more than $90,000.

After a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the vehicle, agents found the drugs hidden in the frame of the car.

The subjects, drugs and vehicle were processed in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021