Yuma, Ariz.-Last Wednesday afternoon (March 4), Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Camp Grip responded to several subjects illegally entering the United States. Agents seized nine backpacks of marijuana and arrested seven subjects inside the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The total weight of the marijuana was 449 pounds with a street value of $224,500.
All subjects 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.