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Yuma Sector Checkpoint Agents Seize Narcotics and Two Loaded Handguns

Release Date: 
June 9, 2020

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 78 near Palo Verde, California seized narcotics and multiple loaded handguns from a vehicle Sunday.

Agents encountered a 42-year-old male U.S. citizen and a 39-year-old female U.S. citizen in a  Chevy Silverado Sunday afternoon. After a Border Patrol canine unit alerted to the vehicle, agents referred the vehicle to the secondary inspection area. Agents discovered 100 assorted pills that included ketamine, oxycodone, Xanax, and other unidentified pills; two jars of marijuana oil; $1,000; and two loaded Glock 9mm handguns with several magazines.

The narcotics and firearms were seized, while the case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
June 9, 2020