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04/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/13/2021 15:29

K9 Sniffs Out Second Large Drug Seizure Within a Week

YUMA, Ariz. - A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine sniffed out more than seven pounds of fentanyl Monday afternoon, his second major drug seizure within a week.

At approximately 3 p.m., agents assigned to the Highway 78 immigration checkpoint referred a Dodge Dakota to the secondary inspection area following a canine alert. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, agents discovered a leather jacket sleeve hidden under the vehicle's rear seat with a duct-taped package inside that contained over seven pounds of fentanyl.

The fentanyl, valued at more than $76,000, was seized and two U.S. citizens from Brawley, California, were arrested.

This is the second significant seizure for the canine. Cibi alerted to more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $108,000, hidden inside a vehicle on April 5.