YUMA, Ariz. – For the second time this month, a Yuma Sector Border Patrol drug sniffing dog, Cibi, discovered more than seven pounds of fentanyl, leading to his second major drug seizure.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on Monday afternoon agents assigned to the Highway 78 immigration checkpoint referred a vehicle to a secondary inspection after the dog alerted to the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents discovered a leather jacket sleeve hidden under the vehicle’s rear seat with a duct-taped package inside that contained over seven pounds of fentanyl.
The fentanyl, valued at more than $76,000, was seized and two U.S. citizens from Brawley, California, were arrested.
Cibi alerted to more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $108,000, hidden inside a vehicle on April 5.