YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested a United States citizen at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint after discovering methamphetamine and fentanyl hidden in her vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
At approximately 1:10 p.m., Wellton Station agents referred the driver of a Jeep Laredo to the secondary inspection area after a canine alerted to the vehicle. While in secondary, agents discovered approximately 25 packages of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The packages had a combined weight of over 25 pounds, which has an estimated street value of nearly $64,000. Agents also located an additional package of over a pound of fentanyl pills, which has an estimated street value of nearly $14,000.
Agents arrested the 26-year-old female driver, from Yuma, and seized the drugs and vehicle.
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.