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Meth Seized at I‑8 Checkpoint

October 25, 2016

YUMA, Arizona – On Monday, October 24, Border Patrol agents seized more than 23 pounds of methamphetamine, worth nearly $70,000, during two weekend incidents at the I‑8 checkpoint, east of Yuma. In both cases, male US citizens were stopped at the checkpoint after a canine team alerted agents to their vehicles containing drugs hidden in rear quarter panels.

Agents arrested the drivers and seized the drugs and vehicles for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

“The hard work and unwavering dedication of every man and woman in Yuma Sector can’t be over appreciated,” said Chief Patrol Agent Anthony Porvaznik. “Their vigilance, honor and duty have made the streets of this country safer through this seizure.”

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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