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4 detained near Yuma after car search turns up meth, gun

October 12, 2018 GMT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say four people, including a migrant from Mexico, were caught trying to smuggle meth and a stolen firearm near the California-Arizona border.

Authorities say they arrested three U.S. citizens and a migrant early Thursday at an immigration checkpoint on Highway 95 near Yuma.

According to a news release, agents observed two members of the group walking around the checkpoint before getting into a vehicle occupied by the other two.

Agents stopped the car and learned one of the people walking near the checkpoint was a migrant in the country illegally.

They also found two backpacks filled with 22 pounds of methamphetamine. The group also had a stolen 9mm handgun.

The suspects, who are all between the ages of 21 and 25, were taken into custody.