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Officers seized more than $132,000 worth of methamphetamine at the U.S.-Mexico border near Yuma during the past weekend, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.635579690251002297-CBP-meth-seizure-San-Luis

A total of 44 pounds of meth were seized in two separate incidents. Two women were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, according to federal agents.

A 28-year-old Phoenix woman was arrested after officers found 27 packages of crystal meth in her vehicle’s gas tank, officials said. The drugs weighed nearly 38 pounds with a value of more than $113,000.

The other woman, 27, from San Luis, was arrested after a drug-sniffing canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to officials. Upon further inspection, officers found six pounds of meth in the back of her vehicle, worth nearly $19,000.

In fiscal year 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized a total of 724 pounds of methamphetamine in the Southwest border sectors, which includes the borders of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and 1,122,415 pounds of drugs total at the Arizona border alone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2015/01/27/yuma-area-meth-seizure-abrk/22415233/

 

 

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