Yuma, Ariz. - Area law-enforcement agencies teamed up with the U.S. Border Patrol marine unit in a joint operation on the Colorado River over the weekend.
During the weekend action, personnel from the Yuma County sheriff's office, the Imperial County sheriff's office, the Yuma Police Department, the Cocopah Police Department, the Quechan Fish and Game Department, the Quechan Police Department, and the U.S. Border Patrol joined forces on the Colorado River.
In anticipation of potential illegal activities, state, local, and Federal law-enforcement agencies coordinated a joint river patrol deployment, dubbed "Operation River Alliance," in order to reduce cross-border criminal activity and improve the safety of the recreating public.
Due to the increased law-enforcement presence on the Colorado River, the agencies participating were able to report the completion of a successful operation, and voiced their hopes that citizens will continue to enjoy the recreational activities along the Colorado River safely.
To report suspicious activity along the Colorado River, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.
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.