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.
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.