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Border Patrol Agents Seize Drugs, Guns and Counterfeit Money

Release Date: 
June 2, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. – Entering the Memorial Day weekend, Border Patrol agents made significant seizures in three separate events.

Agents from the Blythe Station made a vehicle stop that resulted in the seizure of marijuana, a pair of weapons and counterfeit currency

Agents from the Blythe Station made a vehicle stop that resulted in the seizure of marijuana, a pair of weapons and counterfeit currency

Thursday, May 26, Blythe Station agents encountered two U.S. citizens, both males, at a gas station in Ehrenberg. During the encounter, agents smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The two were arrested after a search of the vehicle yielded three pounds of marijuana, valued at an estimated $1,520, two hand guns, and 23 counterfeit $100- bills.

Friday, May 27, agents arrested Ramiro Bello-Juanito, a Mexican national illegally present in the U.S.  Records checks revealed an active warrant for Bello by the Arizona Department of Corrections. Bello will now be incarcerated for the remaining year of his sentence.

Also on Friday, a vehicle attempting to pass through the Highway 95 immigration checkpoint was referred to a secondary inspection because a K9 alerted to the vehicle. Further inspection revealed both occupants of the vehicle were hiding nearly 13 pounds of cocaine in their waistbands.  The drugs were valued at an estimated $143,487. One of the subjects also had a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue hidden in his sock.  Both were lawful permanent residents.

All persons, drugs, contraband and vehicles will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017