YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 800 pounds of drugs in three days with an estimated value exceeding $600,000.
Agents arrested two U.S. citizens and seized 15 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $8,013 in cash from their vehicle during a traffic stop near Ehrenberg April 24. The marijuana’s estimated value was $7,500.
During an immigration inspection at the Blythe, California, Greyhound Bus Station the following day, agents arrested a 24-year-old man with a border crossing card for attempting to smuggle 12 pounds of heroin worth in excess of $209,000.
On April 26, agents near Sentinel arrested nine illegal aliens attempting to smuggle 792 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $396,000. One alien was briefly hospitalized for blisters on his feet but was medically cleared.
All persons, drugs and vehicles involved in these incidents were 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.