Yuma Sector Border Patrol

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Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials said Friday they have seen a steady and consistent decrease in the number of migrant apprehensions in the later months of 2019.

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In a span of around 24 hours, Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Interstate 8 checkpoint and Dome Valley seized almost $450,000 worth of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl, other than arresting two undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

The first incident happened Friday afternoon, when a canine unit at the checkpoint tipped agents off to the trunk of a Dodge Charger. In it, agents found 230 packages of methamphetamine - that's around 135 pounds worth nearly $312,000 on the street. The driver was immediately arrested for transporting a controlled substance.

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Border fence construction continues south of Yuma as the sector’s Border Patrol officials say migrant apprehensions continue to decline. 

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The Yuma Sector of the U.S.-Mexico border has four of 11 new projects that will be completed as a result of the diversion of Pentagon funds.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton was in Yuma Thursday where he toured the Yuma Border Patrol migrant facility and met with area leaders to talk about the economy.