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50 packages of meth seized at the Highway 95 checkpoint

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The packages were found hidden in a spare tire.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 53 pounds of methamphetamine at the Highway 95 immigration checkpoint on Monday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a man was sent to secondary inspection to inspect his Jeep Grand Cherokee further after a canine alerted his vehicle.

As agents searched the vehicle, they found 50 packages of meth hidden in a spare tire in the rear cargo area.

The packages had a value of more than $132,000.

Agents arrested the driver and seized the drugs and vehicle.

Immigration / Top Stories / Yuma County

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