Border Patrol agents arrest one for attempted drug smuggling near Yuma

Border Patrol agents arrest one for attempted drug smuggling near Yuma
U.S. Border Patrol vehicle file photo. (Source: CBP Twitter)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - One woman is behind bars for attempting to smuggling drugs past a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8.

Border Patrol agents stopped the 26-year-old for a secondary inspection after a working dog signaled there might be drugs in the car. During the inspection, agents found 25 packages of meth in her Jeep Laredo, according to a news release from the agency.

The packages weighed over 25 pounds and have an estimated street value of $64,000. Agents also found a package of fentanyl pills that have an estimated street value of $14,000.

Agents arrested the woman and took the car and drugs.

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