YUMA, ARIZ.—Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 141 pounds of marijuana Monday night valued in excess of $70,000.
Wellton Station agents patrolling west of Gila Bend discovered eight bundles of abandoned marijuana in a desert wash south of the interstate. After searching the area and finding no suspects, the marijuana was seized for destruction per Yuma Sector guidelines.
The Yuma Sector has been effective in combating smuggling organizations and their ability to transport contraband throughout the United States. The probabilities of arrest and associated penalties have caused smugglers to often abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and prosecution.
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.