(Almost $1 million worth of narcotics seized)…It happened Thursday.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents were working the checkpoint on Highway 78, near Blythe. A canine alerted to a Honda Accord, and the vehicle was sent to the secondary inspection area. A search of the vehicle revealed hidden compartments inside the tires. In the compartment were 34 bundles of cocaine and heroin. The agents seized almost 40 pounds of heroin valued at more than $688,000, and nearly 25 pounds of cocaine, valued at around $280,000. The 31-year-old Driver and 39-year-old passenger, both from Yuma, were placed under arrest. No names were released.