Border Patrol Makes Big Narcotics Bust

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Border Patrol agents made a major narcotics bust on Thursday, August 30th.

According to officials with the U.S Customs and Border Protection agency, agents assigned to Blythe Station’s Immigration Checkpoint on Highway 78 uncovered almost a million dollars’ worth of hard drugs. At 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, agents sent a Honda Accord with two occupants to a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol K9 alerted to the car.

A closer look at the sedan unveiled 24 bundles of heroin and cocaine disguised within compartments in the tires. Agents seized nearly 40 pounds of heroin, valued at over $688,000, and close to 25 pounds of cocaine, worth almost $280,000. The 31-year-old driver and 39-year-old passenger, both identified as residents of Yuma, were taken into custody and face charges.

For more information, please visit the official website of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection HERE.

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Facebook

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