U.S. Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint in Yuma, Arizona seized more than $126,000 worth of meth in an attempted smuggling event Wednesday afternoon.
On October 30, 2019 a Border Patrol canine alerted to a vehicle at the checkpoint.
Agents discovered 50 packages of methamphetamine hidden in the rear bumper area of the vehicle. The narcotics weighed approximately 55 pounds, and have an estimated value of $126,500.
After further questioning by agents, it was discovered that the meth was on its way to Phoenix, Arizona where it would have put 100,000 doses of illicit drugs into the community.
The 32-year-old female driver and 17-year-old female passenger, both U.S. citizens from San Luis, were arrested for the transportation of a controlled substance. The narcotics and vehicle were seized.