Fentanyl pills, meth and illegal alien intercepted at checkpoint

Release Date: March 15, 2021

YUMA, Ariz. – A truck containing $30,000 worth of fentanyl pills, personal use methamphetamine and an illegal alien who had previously been deported were intercepted at the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint Saturday afternoon.

Yuma BP agents seized $30,000 in fentanyl pills Saturday.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Sector Canine Unit referred a Ford truck to the checkpoint’s secondary inspection area at approximately 1 p.m. to conduct an immigration inspection.

While in secondary, a USBP canine alerted to the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a backpack that contained fentanyl pills and a purse that contained just over three grams of methamphetamine. Agents also discovered that the truck’s passenger was illegally present in the United States.

The driver of the vehicle, a female U.S. citizen from Somerton, was arrested. Agents also arrested the illegal alien and seized the fentanyl, methamphetamine, truck and other related evidence.


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