YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents said they seized 24.5 pounds of methamphetamine and 218 pounds of marijuana in separate weekend incidents.
Yuma Station agents observed multiple people crossing the U.S./Mexico border along the Colorado River Friday evening and drop backpacks on the side of the levee road. Agents responded as the group began running back to Mexico. The backpacks contained 218 pounds of marijuana worth more than $100,000.
Saturday morning, a Yuma Sector detection canine alerted to a vehicle attempting to pass through the Interstate 8 eastbound checkpoint, east of Yuma. Agents searched the vehicle and found 12 vacuum-sealed bags of methamphetamine wrapped in foil within a non-factory compartment. The drugs are worth an estimated $123,000.
The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol. The driver, a female U.S. citizen, and drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.