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BP Agents Seize Nearly $400,000 in Drugs, Arrest 16 Smugglers

Release Date: 
October 26, 2015

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017