Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine at Checkpoint
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 hidden in his vehicle Friday evening.
At approximately 9:40 p.m., Wellton Station agents referred a Honda Ridgeline to the secondary inspection area following a canine alert. While in secondary, agents discovered approximately 25 packages of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The packages had a combined weight of nearly 31 pounds, which has an estimated street value of over 77,000 dollars.
Agents arrested the 26-year-old male driver, from Phoenix, and seized the drugs and vehicle.