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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes Methamphetamine at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
September 21, 2020

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 in Wellton, seized $77K worth of meth from a vehicle at the I-8 immigration checkpoint
Agents in Wellton,
seized $77K worth of
meth from a vehicle at
the I-8 immigration
checkpoint

Agents arrested the 26-year-old male driver, from Phoenix, and seized the drugs and vehicle.

Last modified: 
September 21, 2020