YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents arrested one U.S. citizen, and four illegal aliens from Mexico following a brief vehicle pursuit west of Yuma, near Morelos Dam, late Tuesday.
Agents patrolling near the dam observed several subjects run to, and enter, a Chevrolet Suburban stopped near County 9th Road. When agents approached the vehicle to investigate, the driver sped away. A short time later, the vehicle came to a stop and the subjects attempted to flee to Mexico on foot. Agents quickly arrested all five subjects and seized the vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers may remain anonymous.
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.