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.
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.
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.