YUMA, Ariz.–Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 650 pounds of drugs Oct. 21 and 22, worth an estimated $396,000, and arrested two U.S. citizens and 14 Mexican nationals.
Early Oct. 21, agents arrested two male U.S. citizens on I-10 near Ehrenberg and seized 14 pounds of methamphetamine worth an estimated $70,000.
That evening, agents arrested five male Mexican nationals south of Gila Bend who illegally crossed into the U.S. with 381 pounds of marijuana valued at $190,500.
On Oct. 22, agents arrested nine more male Mexican nationals near Camp Grip, a forward operating base. The men entered the U.S. illegally with 271 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $135,500.
All subjects and drugs 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.