Border Patrol Agents Arrested U.S. Citizens for Smuggling Illegal Drugs Worth Nearly $1M

Border Patrol agents Stop human smuggling

Border Patrol agents assigned at the Blythe Station apprehended two U.S. citizens for allegedly smuggling illegal drugs worth almost $1 million. The suspects are residents of Yuma, Arizona, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The arrests occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Immigration Checkpoint on Highway 78. A border patrol canine detected a smell coming from the suspects’ Honda Accord, prompting agents to perform a secondary inspection.

Border patrol agents seize almost 1M illegal drugs--U.S. citizens smuggling
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During the search, agents say they discovered and seized 24 bundles of cocaine and heroine hidden in compartments inside the vehicle’s tires. The heroin weighed almost 40 pounds and was worth over $688,000. The cocaine weighed nearly 25 pounds, worth approximately $288,000.

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