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K-9 sniffs out more than seven pounds of fentanyl in second major drug seizure

Canine with Yuma Border Patrol sniffs out over seven pounds of fentanyl
Canine with Yuma Border Patrol sniffs out over seven pounds of fentanyl(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 1:43 PM MST
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YUMA, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine sniffed out more than seven pounds of fentanyl Monday afternoon, his second major drug seizure within a week.

At approximately 3 p.m., agents assigned to the Highway 78 immigration checkpoint referred a Dodge Dakota to the secondary inspection area following a canine alert. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents discovered a leather jacket sleeve hidden under the vehicle’s rear seat with a duct-taped package inside that contained over seven pounds of fentanyl.

The fentanyl, valued at more than $76,000, was seized and two U.S. citizens from Brawley, California, were arrested.

This is the second significant seizure for the canine. Cibi alerted to more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $108,000, hidden inside a vehicle on April 5.

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