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Agents seized $440K worth of drugs at the I-8 Immigration Checkpoint


YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - An Avondale man is arrested after agents found over $440,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin at the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint, according to Border Patrol.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the driver of a Chevrolet Cruz was sent to secondary inspection after a canine alerted them to his vehicle last Friday.

While agents searched the vehicle, it led to the discovery of a false compartment in the floorboard containing numerous packages.

CBP says over 100 packages of meth, cocaine, and heroin were found. The total weight of meth was 103 pounds, cocaine weighed more than 10 pounds and nearly four pounds of heroin.

The 24-year-old driver, a United States citizen, was in possession of a SENTRI card, which provides expedited processing at the border for pre-approved travelers who are considered low risk.

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