Blythe, CA. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized 1.29 pounds of methamphetamine valued at some $20,000, Thursday night.
Border Patrol agents assigned to Blythe Station were conducting roving patrol duties near Salome, Ariz. when they observed suspicious behavior and erratic actions by the driver of a green, four door sedan. Agents followed the vehicle noticing additional articulable facts before pulling it over. The occupants, two Mexican Nationals, admitted to being illegally present in the United States and were placed under arrest.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents discovered a plastic Tupperware container containing approximately 1.29 pounds of methamphetamine. The subjects and narcotics were turned over to the La Paz County Sheriff's Office.
The Border Patrol has made significant progress toward combating transnational criminal organizations by impacting their ability to transport contraband throughout the United States and ensuring smugglers face stiff federal penalties for their actions.
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