Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 47 pounds of marijuana yesterday at the Highway 95 checkpoint near Quartzite.
Blythe Station agents assigned to checkpoint operations near mile marker 76 referred a black Ford Mustang to secondary inspection following a canine alert. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 28 wrapped bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 47 pounds.
The marijuana, valued at an estimated $23,700, and the suspect, a U.S. citizen, were turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Taskforce.
Since launching the Southwest Border Initiative in March 2009, the Department of Homeland Security has made significant investments toward establishing a secure, safe border environment to improve the quality of life throughout Arizona communities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.