YUMA, ARIZ.—Border Patrol agents from the Casa Grande Station located a Chevrolet Suburban today prior to dawn laden with marijuana weighing 1,878 pounds and worth nearly $939,000.
While patrolling in the west desert, Casa Grande agents were alerted by detection technology to possible smuggling activity. When agents responded, they discovered off-road tire tracks leading to a wash where they found the vehicle abandoned and covered with a camouflage tarp. Inside the Suburban, agents discovered 100 bundles of marijuana. The vehicle and narcotics were seized.
The Border Patrol uses a mix of high-tech enforcement tools along with time-honored techniques, such as tracking, to effectively manage risks along the border. Since the Border Patrol was created in 1924, agents have relied heavily on the art of tracking as it continues to be a relevant and reliable method in detecting criminal activity.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877)-872-7435 toll free.
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.