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Border Patrol Arrest Alien Drug Smugglers, Aggravated Felon

Release Date: 
February 22, 2017

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 from Camp Grip intercepted five backpackers who were caught with more than 400 pounds of marijuana
Agents from Camp Grip intercepted five
backpackers who were caught with more
than 400 pounds of marijuana

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.

Last modified: 
February 22, 2017