Border Patrol finds weapons, narcotics, magazines and ammunition

Blythe, California - Border Patrol agents from Blythe Station seized a cache of weapons and other contraband after performing a traffic stop near Blythe.

Agents became suspicious of a 2013 Ford Taurus while performing a traffic stop in the Blythe, Calif. area and conducted an immigration stop on I-10 near Lovkin Blvd.

Agents received consent to search the vehicle.  Located in the trunk of the car were 13 handguns and three AR-15 type rifles, along with.88 grams of cocaine, 3.55 grams of heroin, five high-capacity magazines, and ammunition.

The driver and passenger, weapons, narcotics, magazines, and ammunition were turned over to the Blythe Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector effectively combats smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwestern Arizona. 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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