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Yuma Sector Canine Detects Over 40 Pounds of Concealed Meth

YUMA, AZ (February 11, 2021) – A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine sniffed out over 40 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a vehicle at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 Wednesday morning.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Canine Unit referred a Chevrolet Cruz to the checkpoint’s secondary inspection area at approximately 11:15 a.m. following a canine alert.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a concealed meth load on Weds. morning

While in secondary, the canine alerted to the vehicle’s floorboard and firewall. A search of those areas revealed 40 packages of methamphetamine. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of more than $73,000.

Agents arrested the driver, a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen from Yuma, and seized the methamphetamine and vehicle.

Source: CBP

Photo: A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a
concealed meth load on Weds. morning

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