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Significant Meth Seizure


December 20, 2016

WELLTON, Arizona On Saturday, December 17, Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint east of Yuma arrested two U.S. citizens with nearly 43 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

After a detection-canine alerted to the vehicle, agents searched the vehicle and discovered approximately 43 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the roof. The driver and passenger were arrested. The street value of the drugs is estimated at more than $128,000.

An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.



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