Yuma, Ariz. - Wellton Border Patrol agents arrested two marijuana smugglers Monday night travelling on an ATV south of Interstate 8, between Wellton and Gila Bend.
Agents assisted by Office of Air and Marine's Yuma Air Branch pilots apprehended the duo who had entered the U.S. illegally with 430 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $215,000.
Both subjects, the ATV and drugs will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.
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.