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Border Patrol Agents Arrest 12, Seize Nearly $450K in Drugs

Release Date: 
October 20, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station agents took a dozen illegal aliens into custody and confiscated nearly 900 pounds of marijuana Friday morning worth almost $450,000.

Wellton Border Patrol agents seized nearly 900 pounds of marijuana and arrested 12 individuals south of the I-8 Sentinel Rest Area
Wellton Border Patrol agents seized nearly 900
pounds of marijuana and arrested 12 individuals
south of the I-8 Sentinel Rest Area

At approximately 10 a.m., the group of suspected smugglers were seen hiking through the desert, carrying what appeared to be backpacks of marijuana, through a remote region about three miles south of the Sentinel Rest area. 

Responding agents located and apprehended the group, all dressed in camouflage.

All subjects and the marijuana will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017