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.
Agents arrested the driver, seized the methamphetamine and vehicle.