YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested eleven illegal aliens and seized 1,017 pounds of marijuana. The group was attempting to smuggle the marijuana through the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge, near Yuma Sector’s forward operating base, Camp Grip, Dec. 15. The drugs are valued at an estimated $508,500.
All of the subjects and drugs will be processed per 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.