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.
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.