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Yuma Border Patrol Canine Detects Drugs in Spare Tire

Release Date: 
June 30, 2015
Agents removed 65 pounds of marijuana from within the spare tire of a vehicle stopped at the Wellton Station's traffic checkpoint along Interstate 8.

Agents removed 65 pounds of marijuana from the spare tire of a vehicle stopped at the Wellton Station's traffic checkpoint along Interstate 8.

YUMA, Ariz. –A Yuma Sector Border Patrol detection canine team assigned to Wellton Station’s Interstate 8 checkpoint alerted to a pickup truck’s spare tire Saturday afternoon.  A subsequent inspection of the tire revealed 65 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated $32,500.   

The subject, vehicle and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017