Yuma Sector Arrests Juvenile Retrieving Meth Dropped by Cross-Border Drone

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 17-year-old United States citizen attempting to retrieve multiple packages of methamphetamine dropped from a drone that crossed the border from Mexico.

Early Wednesday morning, Border Patrol agents working near San Luis, observed a drone dropping multiple packages and a male subject in the same vicinity. 

Agents made contact with the subject, and a Border Patrol canine alerted to the subject’s vehicle.

A search of the vehicle revealed nine packages of methamphetamine, which weighed more than 12 pounds with an estimated street value of $26,000.

The subject was arrested for drug possession, while the narcotics and vehicle were seized.

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