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Border Patrol in Arizona seizes 30 pounds of methamphetamine

Posted: 7:23 AM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 14:23:13Z

The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than 30 pounds (more than 13 kilograms) of crystal methamphetamine worth $91,000 and arrested five people they suspect of trying to smuggle the drug into the United States.

The agency says officers working near the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint in western Arizona north of the border with Mexico made the seizure and arrests early Wednesday evening.
Those arrested included a 25-year-old man from Mesa, Arizona, who was driving a car stopped by the agents. Also taken into custody were four people identified as Mexican migrants who were in the U.S. without permission.
The drugs turned up during a search of the vehicle.