Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize $218K in Hard Drugs
YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized a mix of narcotics Wednesday morning after a canine alerted to a 2007 Toyota Corolla during an immigration stop in Dome Valley, east of Yuma.
After Wellton Station Border Patrol agents stopped the vehicle near Avenue 20E and Old Highway 80, a canine’s alert during the subsequent search led to the discovery of almost 5 pounds of heroin; 25 pounds of methamphetamine; and nearly 5 pounds of cocaine. The drugs have a combined value of approximately $218,000.
The male driver, vehicle and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.