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Yuma Sector Seizes Nearly $230K in Methamphetamine

Release Date: 
July 22, 2019

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents working at an immigration checkpoint seized almost 100 pounds of methamphetamine and made one arrest on Friday afternoon.

At approximately 3:00 p.m., Wellton Station agents working the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint referred a tan 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee to the secondary inspection area after a K9 alerted to the vehicle.

Agents discovered meth within all four doors and the rear quarter panel
Agents discovered meth within all four
doors and the rear quarter panel

Agents discovered multiple packages of a white substance concealed in all four doors of the vehicle and in a rear quarter panel. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine. The narcotics weighed 99.9 pounds with an estimated street value of $229,770.

The driver, a 42-year-old male lawfully admitted permanent resident from Mexico, was arrested for controlled substance violations. The vehicle and narcotics were seized.

 

Last modified: 
July 22, 2019