Yuma Sector Agents Find Meth Disguised as Ice Pops
YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station agents working at the Highway 78 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a lawfully admitted permanent resident and a United States citizen for the transportation of more than nine pounds of methamphetamine over the weekend.
Sunday afternoon, a Border Patrol canine assigned to the primary inspection lane alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from a Toyota Corolla. Agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area, where they searched a cooler containing brightly colored bags disguised as frozen ice pops. They were determined to be methamphetamine with an approximate weight of 9.21 pounds.
The 28-year-old female driver and her male 38-year-old passenger were both arrested.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of criminal activity charges without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.