Blythe, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized three pounds of methamphetamine, yesterday morning.
Border Patrol agents assigned to Blythe Station operating the checkpoint on Highway 95 referred a gray Chevrolet Astro Van to secondary inspection following a canine team alert on the vehicle. While in secondary, the driver, a male Mexican national, consented to a search of the vehicle. Agents searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine concealed in the interior panel behind the driver's seat.
The methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $72,000, the subject, and the vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.
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.