Border Patrol Agents Arrest 18, Seize Close to $400K in Marijuana
YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station arrested 18 individuals during three weekend seizures, involving more than 775 pounds of marijuana worth close to $400,000.
Early Saturday, agents apprehended seven illegal aliens south of Tacna, Arizona and seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana.
Sunday brought more of the same as agents assigned to Camp Grip, Wellton Border Patrol’s forward operating base, arrested five illegal aliens and seized almost 240 pounds of marijuana. Later, agents apprehended six illegal aliens and seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana south of Dateland, Arizona.
All individuals and drugs were 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.