Yuma Border Patrol agents discover over 40 pounds of meth inside spare tire

Yuma Border Patrol agents discover over 40 pounds of meth inside spare tire
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents discover over 40 packages of methamphetamine inside vehicle spare tire. (Source: CBP)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested two U.S. citizens Tuesday night after finding 41 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside a spare tire.

A Nissan Versa was referred to secondary inspection at the Highway 95 Immigration Checkpoint at about 11:30 p.m. after agents were suspiciously alerted by a canine unit.

During the search, agents found a spare tire in the vehicle’s trunk that seemed “unusually heavy”.

After further inspection, agents discovered 40 packages containing methamphetamine wrapped in cellophane inside the tire- with an estimated street value over $100,000.

Agents arrested a male and female, seizeing both the suspect vehicle and the narcotics.

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