$780,000 worth of methamphetamine seized, three smugglers arrested by Border Patrol

Blythe, California - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Blythe Station arrested three smugglers and seized $780,000 worth of methamphetamine in separate incidents during the weekend.

Friday, a Mexican national with U.S. Legal Permanent Resident status, attempted to drive through a Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 95. A canine unit alerted to the man’s truck, leading to the discovery of nearly 42 pounds of meth hidden in the vehicle.

Saturday, agents apprehended two U.S. citizens on Interstate 10, near Intake Blvd., after finding 24 pounds of meth hidden in the trunk of their car.

All three subjects and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.