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Border Patrol Seizes 164 Pounds of Marijuana, 5 Arrested

Release Date: 
January 7, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 164 pounds of marijuana, worth $82,000, and arrested five individuals Tuesday.

Agents assigned to Wellton Station tracked a group of footprints discovered south of Interstate 8 and  heading north near Gila Bend. They eventually came upon five men sleeping next to five makeshift backpacks of marijuana.

All five men admitted to entering the U.S. illegally and were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017