BP ar­rests 4, seizes meth and gun

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY JAMES GILBERT @YSJAMESGILBERT James Gilbert can be reached at jgilbert@yu­masun.com or 539-6854. Find him on Face­book at www.Face­book.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twit­ter @YSJamesGilbert.

Yuma Sec­tor Bor­der Pa­trol agents from the Blythe Sta­tion ar­rested three U.S. cit­i­zens and a Mex­i­can na­tional early Thurs­day morn­ing af­ter two back­packs filled with metham­phetamine and a stolen firearm were found in their ve­hi­cle near the High­way 95 Im­mi­gra­tion Check­point.

Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by agent Jose J. Garibay III of the Yuma Sec­tor Pub­lic Af­fairs Of­fice, at ap­prox­i­mately 1:10 a.m., agents ob­served two in­di­vid­u­als walk­ing around the check­point, and even­tu­ally get­tng into a 1993 GMC Sierra.

The Sierra, which was al­ready oc­cu­pied by two in­di­vid­u­als, be­gan trav­el­ing north on the high­way. Agents per­formed an im­mi­gra­tion stop on the ve­hi­cle and dis­cov­ered that the two sub­jects that were seen walk­ing were a U.S. ci­ti­zen and Mex­i­can na­tional, who was un­law­fully present in the coun­try.

When agents searched the ve­hi­cle they found 22.2 pounds of metham­phetamine con­tained in two back­packs, along with a stolen 9mm hand­gun. The nar­cotics have an es­ti­mated street value of $66,600.

All four in­di­vid­u­als were ar­rested for trans­porta­tion of a con­trolled sub­stance. They ranged in age from 21 years old to 25 years old.

LOANED PHO­TOS/YUMA SEC­TOR BOR­DER PA­TROL

AF­TER CON­DUCT­ING A TRAF­FIC STOP, Yuma Sec­tor Bor­der Pa­trol agents from the Blythe Sta­tion, ar­rested three U.S. cit­i­zens and a Mex­i­can na­tional early Thurs­day morn­ing when two back­packs filled with metham­phetamine and a stolen firearm were found in their ve­hi­cle.

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