Yuma Sector Seizes Nearly $230K in Methamphetamine
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 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.