YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station, tracked and arrested a group of illegal aliens, and seized 225 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $112,500, on Jan. 26.
Agents were tracking footprints in the desert near Gila Bend when they found nine abandoned bundles containing marijuana. The agents continued to follow the footprints from the site of the marijuana, and caught up to three individuals. The trio admitted to entering the U.S. illegally, and were arrested.
The marijuana and all three subjects 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.