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Blythe agents seize more than $90,000 in Heroin
January 30, 2018
BLYTHE, Calif – On Friday, January, 26, Border Patrol agents working near Blythe, California seized more than 10 pounds of Heroin during a vehicle stop on a Nissan Altima and subsequently discovered five packages containing Heroin.
One male U.S. citizen and one male Mexican citizen were placed under arrest. Agents seized the drugs and vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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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