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Border Patrol Seizes 429 Pounds of Marijuana in Dome Valley

Release Date: 
December 3, 2015

YUMA, Ariz.–Border Patrol agents encountered an individual sitting in a pickup truck parked in Dome Valley, yesterday afternoon, and the reasons for his suspicious actions quickly became apparent.

Photo of 400 pounds of marijuana inside a vehicle

Border Patrol agents seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana after it was abandoned by the driver in Dome Valley, east of Yuma.

During a conversation with the man, he suddenly bolted from the agents. One agent gave chase, following the man into a densely brushy area, while the other agent stayed with the vehicle.  The latter quickly discovered 429 pounds of marijuana in plain sight inside the truck.

The marijuana had an estimated value of $215,500. The male subject made use of the dense brush in the area to evade arrest. There is still an on-going search for the subject.

The vehicle and drugs were seized per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017