Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 22 packages of meth

YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents working in Dome Valley seized 22 packages of methamphetamine from a local San Luis resident Tuesday evening.

Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a SUV traveling through a commonly used smuggling route. A U.S. Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect leading agents to search the vehicle. Twenty-two packages of methamphetamine worth more than $52,000 were concealed in a rear quarter panel.

The driver, a 31-year-old male U.S. citizen, was arrested for the transportation of a controlled substance. The vehicle and drugs were seized.

Methamphetamine is defined as a dangerous drug with strict laws pertaining to its possession, use, sales, transport, and administration. It is highly addictive and causes behavioral and mood changes that include violence and hostility. Meth consumption can lead to other criminal behaviors such as theft, burglary, robbery, assault, and other violent crimes.

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