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16 lbs of meth and 35 lbs of coke seized near Yuma

Border Patrol agents near Yuma seized around $700,000 in drugs and arrested 10 people in two separate incidents this week, authorities said. 

On Sunday, a U.S. citizen and his wife, a Mexican national, were arrested at the checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of Yuma when a drug dog led agents to discover 16 pounds of methamphetamine and 35 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle's rocker panels, said Francisco Ayala, a spokesman for the agency. 

The drugs were worth a combined $440,000, said Ayala. 

On Tuesday, agents working near Gila Bend used footprints to track a group of suspected immigrants. 

Eventually, the agents caught up with the group, arresting seven men and a teenager, and seizing nine bundles of marijuana worth around $260,000. 

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Bundles of cocaine and methamphetamine found hidden in the rocker panels of a U.S. citizen's vehicle at the Interstate 8 checkpoint east of Yuma on Sunday.