Border Patrol canine detects drugs in spare tire at Wellton checkpoint

Border Patrol canine detects drugs in spare tire at Wellton checkpoint

 

YUMA, Ariz. –A Yuma Sector Border Patrol detection canine team assigned to Wellton Station’s Interstate 8 checkpoint alerted agents to a  pickup truck’s spare tire that had 65 pound of marijuana. Border Patrol agents said the incident happened Saturday afternoon.  A subsequent inspection of the tire revealed the drugs that have an estimated value of $32,500.

The driver, vehicle and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

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On Friday, Wellton Station Border Patrol agents said they helped four undocumented Mexican nationals who activated a rescue beacon in the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge.

When agents arrived at their location, everyone appeared to be in good health. Agents then them to the station for processing.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

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