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.
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.