YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $200,000 in methamphetamine from a vehicle northeast of Yuma Friday morning.
At approximately 7:54 a.m., Wellton Station agents working in Dome Valley observed a suspicious vehicle traveling east near Avenue 16E and County 4th Street. A short time later, agents performed a vehicle stop, where a Border Patrol canine positively alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. Agents discovered 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside a speaker box behind the front seat. The narcotics have a combined weight of 65.34 pounds and a street value of $196,020.
The driver, identified as a Lawful Permanent Resident from Mexico, was arrested for the transportation of a controlled substance. The drugs, vehicle and subject were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.