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CBP and Yuma County Sheriff's Office Seize Abandoned Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 8, 2012

Yuma, Ariz. - CBP U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector and a Yuma County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) Deputy seized approximately 200 pounds of abandoned marijuana this morning valued at $101,500.

Smugglers often abandon their drug loads, like the one pictured here in Yuma County.

CBP and Yuma County Sheriff's Office Seize Abandoned Marijuana

Yuma Station agents and a deputy were patrolling near County 18th Street and the Colorado River when they discovered footprints of an individual leaving the border area. They followed the footprints and located four makeshift backpacks filled with 200 pounds of marijuana.

Yuma Sector effectively combats smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwestern Arizona. As a result, the probabilities of arrest and associated penalties cause smugglers to often abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and prosecution.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017