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Another Ultra Light Smuggling Attempt Botched

Release Date: 
June 25, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. – An ultralight aircraft was seen flying west over a county street toward Mexico late Monday. 

More than 200 pounds of marijuana was seized from a smuggler who had picked it up after it had been dropped from an ultra light aircraft.

More than 200 pounds of marijuana was seized from a smuggler who had picked it up after it had been dropped from an ultra light aircraft.

Shortly after, a Border Patrol agent attempted to stop a pickup truck in the same area. The truck slowed but never stopped as the driver jumped out, allowing the vehicle to continue rolling.

The agent then parked his service vehicle, chased the truck on foot, jumped in and brought the truck to a safe stop. While the agent was busy stopping the vehicle, the driver disappeared into the night.

In the bed of the truck, the agent found several bundles of marijuana in the same quantity dropped from an ULA Friday night -- 219 pounds worth an estimated $109,500. 

The marijuana and vehicle were processed for seizure in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017