YUMA, Ariz. – Blythe Station Border Patrol agents and a canine team seized 11 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $5,600 during a traffic stop early Wednesday near Ehrenberg, Ariz. Agents also confiscated a loaded handgun and more than $900.
Agents arrested both of the vehicle’s occupants, who were U.S. citizens, and turned over all of the contraband as well to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office.
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.