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Border Patrol Agents Seize Multiple Drugs Valued at $600,000+

Release Date: 
April 27, 2016

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 800 pounds of drugs in three days with an estimated value exceeding $600,000.

Nearly 800 pounds of marijuana were seized by agents near Sentinel, Ariz. when they captured 9 backpackers

Nearly 800 pounds of marijuana were seized by agents near Sentinel, Ariz. when they captured 9 backpackers

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017