YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 664 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $332,000, in separate incidents over the past weekend.
Agents patrolling near Gila Bend located six abandoned bundles containing marijuana on Jan. 25. The bundles were found wrapped in tape and placed in several makeshift backpacks. The marijuana weighed 234 pounds, and is worth an estimated $117,000.
In another incident Sunday, agents working near Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge tracked footprints that led them to eight abandoned burlap backpacks filled with marijuana. The marijuana weighed a total of 430 pounds, with an estimated street value of $332,000.
All of the marijuana was 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.