Blythe Station Border Patrol agents seize 47 pounds of meth

Blythe, California - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested one man and seized 47 pounds of methamphetamine yesterday.

Blythe Station agents assigned to an immigration checkpoint at Highway 95 referred a Mazda SUV to secondary inspection after a canine alerted to the vehicle. Using a fiber optic scope to see inside the suspect vehicle’s gas tank, agents saw what appeared to be cellophane packages.

A mechanic was called in to remove the gas tank. Afterwards, agents discovered 12 cellophane packages of methamphetamine worth an estimated $141,000. The vehicle and drugs were seized.

The Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector effectively combats 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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