Blythe, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized approximately a pound and a half of hashish, 34 pounds of marijuana, and $35,100 in cash, and arrested one suspected smuggler on Wednesday.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station checkpoint on Highway 95 referred a Volvo tractor trailer for further inspection following a canine team alert. Agents found the hashish, marijuana, and cash concealed within a load of lettuce.
The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $27,200, the hashish, with an estimated street value of $1,280, the $35,100 in cash, as well as the subject, were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The truck and trailer were seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
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.