YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 arrested a U.S. citizen found in possession of marijuana, cash, drug paraphernalia, and a firearm.
Monday afternoon, agents referred a Honda Civic to the secondary inspection area after a U.S. Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle. After further investigation, agents discovered a plastic storage bag with over a pound of marijuana, a small plastic bag with trace amounts of a crystalline substance, more than $2,100, and a 40-caliber Glock 22 pistol.
The male driver, a 26-year-old U.S. citizen from Tucson, was arrested and taken into custody. The narcotics, cash, firearm, and vehicle were seized.
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.
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