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Border Patrol Arrests 12 Illegal Aliens, Seizes More Than 400 Pounds of Drugs

Release Date: 
December 7, 2015

YUMA, Ariz.–Two incidents resulted in the arrest of 12 individuals, and the seizure of more than 400 pounds of drugs, Dec. 3.  The drugs had an estimated value of $280,674.

Border Patrol agents from the Wellton station discovered 14 pounds of meth within the rear bumper of a smuggling vehicle

Border Patrol agents from the Wellton station discovered 14 pounds of meth within the rear bumper of a smuggling vehicle.

A Border Patrol canine team seized nearly 14 pounds of methamphetamine hidden in the rear bumper of a vehicle.  The driver was attempting to travel through the Wellton Station checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma. The drugs had an estimated value of $68,674.

Border Patrol agents arrested 11 illegal aliens and seized 424 pounds of marijuana while patrolling in Yuma Sector’s remote southeast area of operations.  The agents were assigned to the sector’s forward operating base, Camp Grip. The drugs had an estimated value of $212,000.

All of the subjects, drugs and the vehicle will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017