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.
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.