YUMA – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station thwarted an attempt to smuggle 25 pounds of methamphetamine through the Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 78 on while many of us enjoyed Christmas Day with family and friends.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized the drugs after referring the driver of a Cadillac sedan to the secondary inspection area following a canine alert.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, during a search of the vehicle, agents discovered the vacuum-sealed packages filled with methamphetamine, worth approximately $62,000. Agents also found a 9mm handgun that contained a loaded 15-round magazine, about 50 grams of marijuana and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Agents arrested the vehicle occupants, three U.S. citizens from Oklahoma, and seized the drugs, firearm, paraphernalia and vehicle.