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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Seize $57K in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
July 20, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. –Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national attempting to smuggle narcotics through a Yuma Sector traffic checkpoint Tuesday morning.

The driver of a Dodge van was attempting to pass through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma, when he was asked permission for agents to perform a non-intrusive search of the vehicle.  After referring the vehicle to secondary inspection, a Border Patrol canine alerted to the rear quarter panels of the van.  Agents searched further and discovered 19 pounds of concealed methamphetamine, valued in excess of $57,000. 

The suspect, narcotics and vehicle were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021