YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Border Patrol agents assisted by a Yuma sector detection canine encountered and arrested five illegal immigrants in two separate weekend incidences near Gila Bend.
Agents observed the subjects carrying several bundles of marijuana into the United States. In total, agents seized approximately 389 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $194,500.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.