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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seize three weapons
November 11, 2017
BLYTHE, Calif – On Thursday, November 9, shortly before 1:00 a.m., Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station Integrated Targeting Team (ITT) seized three handguns during an immigration traffic stop on I‑10 and Lovekin Boulevard, near Blythe, California.
When agents stopped a Honda Accord, they encountered two male U.S. citizens, ages 19 and 21. During the encounter, agents conducted a records check on the subjects and discovered both had extensive criminal histories. Agents subsequently searched the vehicle and discovered three Glock handguns in the center console.
The weapons, both subjects and vehicle were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines before being turned over to the Blythe Police Department for disposition.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station ITT are tasked with conducting targeted enforcement and anti-smuggling operations within the Blythe Station’s area of responsibility.
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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