YUMA, Ariz. – Agents assigned to the Wellton Border Patrol Station arrested nine individuals and seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana, worth in excess of $350,000, during two incidents Monday.
Agents were tracking footprints south of Tacna, Arizona, and caught up with nine smugglers carrying more than 340 pounds of marijuana. Later in the day, agents assigned to Wellton Border Patrol’s forward operating base, Camp Grip, discovered more than 370 pounds of marijuana abandoned south of Dateland, Arizona. All individuals and drugs are being processed in accordance with 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.