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Yuma Sector canine finds meth and gun at checkpoint

Yuma Sector canine finds drug and a handgun at an immigration checkpoint.
Yuma Sector canine finds drug and a handgun at an immigration checkpoint.(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 12:01 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Three people are now in jail after a Yuma Yuma Sector canine found meth and a loaded handgun in their vehicle early Thursday morning. It happened at the immigration checkpoint on California Highway 78.

According to a press release, the Ford truck was referred to a secondary inspection area at 3:30 a.m.

The canine was led to the vehicle’s center console. Officials found a plastic bag with 1/2 pound of methamphetamine. A loaded 9mm handgun was also found between the center console and passenger seat.

The U.S. citizens from Wyoming, along with the gun and drugs were taken into custody.

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