Border Patrol seizes $300K in meth, pot near Yuma

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

YUMA, Ariz. -- Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $300,000 worth of marijuana and methamphetamine Tuesday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents seized nine bundles of marijuana weighing nearly 500 pounds after finding four adult men and four male minors hiding in a brushy area near Wellton.

All eight individuals reportedly admitted to entering the United States illegally. CBP said the four juveniles were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines, and the four adults and the marijuana were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The marijuana has an estimated value of $249,750.

In a separate incident Tuesday, Wellton Station agents working at an immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 searched a vehicle after an alert from a K-9.

They reportedly found nearly 21 pounds of methamphetamine hidden inside the rear and front seats.

The driver was taken to the Wellton Station for processing along with the vehicle and drugs.

The meth is believed to be worth about $61,508.