YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 55 pounds of liquid methamphetamine, worth approximately $510,000, on New Year’s Day.
Agents assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint near Wellton referred a vehicle to secondary inspection following a canine alert. After receiving consent from the driver to conduct a search, agents found 18 packages filled with liquid methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank.
The narcotics and driver were turned over to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
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.