Yuma Sector Border Patrol K-9 finds more than 40 pounds of meth

Yuma Sector Border Patrol K-9 finds more than 40 pounds of meth
Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine finds more than 40 pounds of concealed meth. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A 24-year-old man from Yuma is now in custody after Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine sniffed out over 40 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on I-8 on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The unit referred a Chevrolet Cruz to the checkpoint’s secondary inspection area at approximately 11:15 a.m. following a K-9 alert.

According to a news release, the K-9 alerted to the vehicle’s floorboard and a firewall. A search of those areas revealed 40 packages of methamphetamine with an estimated value of more than $73,000.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine detects over 40 pounds of concealed meth.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine detects over 40 pounds of concealed meth. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Agents arrested the driver, seized the methamphetamine and vehicle.

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