Contributed Photo/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection: A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a concealed meth load Wednesday morning.
Contributed Article/Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection
YUMA – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine sniffed out over 40 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 Wednesday morning.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Canine Unit referred a Chevrolet Cruz to the checkpoint’s secondary inspection area at approximately 11:15 a.m. following a canine alert.
While in secondary, the canine alerted to the vehicle’s floorboard and firewall. A search of those areas revealed 40 packages of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of more than $73,000.
Agents arrested the driver, a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen from Yuma, and seized the methamphetamine and vehicle.