Blythe Border Patrol Agents seize more than $566K in cocaine

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BLYTHE – U.S. Border Patrol agents working near Blythe seized more than 50 pounds of cocaine during a vehicle stop April 21.

According to reports, agents conducted a vehicle stop of a Nissan Sentra traveling west on Interstate 10 near Neighbors Road. After stopping the vehicle, agents conducted a follow-up search and found 22 packages containing more than $566,000 worth of cocaine.

Agents arrested the two occupants, both adult male Mexican citizens legally present in the U.S., and seized the drugs and vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.