Blythe agents seize third firearm in less than a week

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YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe Station’s Integrated Targeting Team apprehended a convicted felon in possession of a loaded handgun Monday evening.

Agents stopped a Honda Accord near Blythe, California to conduct an immigration inspection. Subsequently, agents then searched the vehicle and ran a records check on the driver.

Records identified the man as a 26-year-old U.S. citizen and convicted felon. Inside the vehicle, agents found a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun.

Agents contacted the Blythe Police Department who arrived on scene and took custody of the subject, the firearm and vehicle.

This is the third vehicle stop resulting in a firearm seizure by Blythe Station agents in less than a week. Two previous incidents occurred on Oct. 11 when Blythe agents seized a Keltic PF9 9 mm pistol and a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 mm pistol. Both of these incidents resulted in the seizure of small amounts of drugs and the arrests of the vehicles’ occupants.