YUMA, Ariz. – Air and Marine Operations pilots from Yuma Branch guided Wellton Station Border Patrol agents to the location of six illegal aliens attempting to smuggle 275 pounds of marijuana through the Sonoran Desert on Dec. 21.The smugglers were spotted after they had illegally entered through the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge. Agents place the marijuana’s valued at approximately $137,500.
The subjects and drugs will be 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.