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Border Patrol Agents Seize Go-Kart Loaded with Marijuana, Arrest Suspected Smuggler

Release Date: 
December 16, 2011

Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized a go-kart loaded with approximately 91 pounds of marijuana and arrested a suspected smuggler, Wednesday night.

Agents assigned to Yuma Station were conducting line-watch patrol duties when they discovered tire tracks crossing the international border with Mexico. Agents followed the tracks and located a go-kart containing 91 pounds of marijuana and the driver.

The go-kart, driver and marijuana, valued at $45,940, were turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a smuggler driving a marijuana-ladden go-kart.

The go-kart, driver and marijuana, valued at $45,940, were turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force.

The Border Patrol has made significant progress combating transnational criminal organizations by impacting their ability to transport contraband throughout the United States and ensuring smugglers face stiff federal penalties for their actions.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017