Andrade, Calif. - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a juvenile Wednesday who was carrying a backpack-style bundle of marijuana valued at approximately $17,792.
Border Patrol agents detected an illegal crossing of the International Boundary into the United States which led to the apprehension of a 16-year-old male who is in the country illegally. The juvenile was carrying a 22 pound bundle of marijuana on his back at the time of apprehension.
Agents brought the subject back to the Yuma Border Patrol station for processing and turned him and the marijuana over to the Imperial County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Taskforce.
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.