BP arrests 4, seizes meth and gun
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.
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.