YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents recently arrested seven adult male illegal aliens during two separate events, one south of Tacna and another near Yuma, Arizona.
Agents assigned to the Wellton Border Patrol Station’s forward operating base, Camp Grip, apprehended five Mexican nationals on Feb. 17 caught with 430 pounds of marijuana worth more than $200,000.
In another encounter on Feb. 19, Yuma Station agents arrested two Mexican nationals found near Yuma, Arizona. Background checks revealed one of the individuals was previously removed as an aggravated felon, charged with indecent exposure to a minor and convicted of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
All individuals and drugs were processed in accordance with 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.