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.
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.
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.