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Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize $218K in Hard Drugs

Release Date: 
February 16, 2018

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.

Agents seized a combination of heroin, meth and cocaine from within a stereo speaker inside of a smuggling vehicle
Agents seized a combination of heroin,
meth and cocaine from within a stereo
speaker inside of a smuggling vehicle

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.

Last modified: 
February 16, 2018