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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Arrest Lawful Permanent Resident for Smuggling Nearly $119K in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
May 24, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrest a lawful permanent resident alien, born in Mexico, for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine early Thursday.

Agents at the Interstate 8 checkpoint seized nearly 40 pounds of meth from smuggling vehicle
Agents at the Interstate 8
checkpoint seized nearly 40
pounds of meth from
smuggling vehicle

 

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Wellton Station agents sent a red 2012 Ford F-150 to the secondary inspection area after a Border Patrol K-9 gave a positive alert to an odor it is trained to detect. During a subsequent search, agents discovered seven vacuum-sealed packages filled with a crystalized substance amongst labor safety equipment under the backseat in an attempt to disguise the driver amongst local work traffic.

 

The total weight of the contraband was nearly 40 pounds and has a street value of almost $119,000.

 

The driver was arrested and the contraband was seized.

Last modified: 
May 24, 2018