Somerton Resident Busted For Smuggling Meth

On Wednesday, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint arrested a Mexican national Lawfully Admitted for Permanent Residence after he was caught smuggling meth worth $150K.

At approximately 12:00 p.m., agents referred a silver 2012 Hyundai Sonata to the secondary inspection area for further investigation, where they discovered 43 packages of methamphetamine weighing 50 pounds, with an estimated street value of $150,000 dollars.

The driver, a 34-year-old male currently residing in Somerton was arrested, and his vehicle and contraband were seized.