YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested three individuals involved in two weekend drug-smuggling attempts that included marijuana and methamphetamine with a combined value of $123,500.
Agents arrested two illegal immigrants found Sunday evening carrying 95 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $47,500, into Andrade, California from Mexico.
Saturday morning, a Yuma Sector canine team assigned to the Highway 95 checkpoint alerted to a vehicle containing 15 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $76,000.
The driver, vehicle and drugs from both incidents 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.