San Luis, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and the Yuma, Ariz. Police Department joined in enforcement efforts to recover four refrigerated truck units and a backhoe.
CBP Officers assigned to the cargo facility were conducting commercial truck inspections Wednesday along with a Yuma Police Detective assigned to a regional auto theft team. During the coordinated inspections of inbound and outbound trucks the officers found four stolen trucks and a backhoe.
"CBP is very receptive to any law enforcement partnerships because it proves to be a success against those breaking the law," said William K. Brooks. "We will continue to coordinate different strategies with our local law enforcement counterparts."
The stolen goods were seized and the drivers were released pending further investigation by the Yuma Police Department.
While anti-terrorism is the primary mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the inspection process at the ports of entry associated with this mission results in impressive numbers of enforcement actions in all categories.
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.