YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Border Patrol agents arrested a man last Friday after attempting to smuggle fentanyl through the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a shuttle van was sent to secondary inspection after a canine alerted to the vehicle.
As they searched the vehicle, a canine alerted to one of the bench seats where they found a backpack. As they opened the bag, they found two packages containing fentanyl pills.
The pills weighed 2.015 pounds, valued at approximately $29,000.
They arrested a 37-year-old who they say was the owner of the backpack.
Agents also seized the pills.