YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine team discovered and seized 25 pounds of methamphetamine, worth approximately $75,000, concealed in a vehicle attempting to travel through the Highway 95 checkpoint Sunday.
The canine alerted to the drugs hidden within man-made compartments in the front and rear bumpers. Agents arrested the driver, a 21-year-old female U.S. citizen, and processed the drugs and vehicle per Yuma Sector guidelines.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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.