288 Pounds of Meth Seized at California, Arizona Border Checkpoints

PHOTO: Oliver Darcy/Business Insider

By Robert Arce | 20 March 2019

BREITBART — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized approximately 223 pounds of methamphetamine and two pounds of heroin worth $648,288 over the weekend during four vehicle inspections in California and Arizona. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of three U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals.

The first incident occurred on Saturday morning during a vehicle inspection when CBP officers assigned to Andrade Port of Entry in California contacted a 31-year-old woman and a 30-year-old male in a Toyota Tacoma. Officers referred the male driver to a secondary inspection station where a K-9 alerted to odors inside of the passenger compartment, leading to the discovery of 83 wrapped packages of methamphetamine and one package of heroin concealed under the back seat, firewall, and spare tire. The total weight came out to 97 pounds of methamphetamine and three pounds of heroin for the combined street value of $288,142. Both driver and passenger were identified as residents of Fort Mohave, Arizona, and U.S. citizens. […]

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