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Wellton K9 Alerts Agents to More Than $.5 Million in Drugs

Release Date: 
January 20, 2017

YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of Yuma apprehended a male U.S. citizen after finding nearly $536,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin hidden in his vehicle’s spare tire Thursday, thanks to a canine’s alert.

After agents located 39 pounds of meth and 24 pounds of heroin, they arrested the driver and seized the drugs and vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021