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Border Patrol in Arizona seizes 30 pounds of methamphetamine

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — 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.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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