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Driver Flees from Wellton Agents, Abandons Vehicle, Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 26, 2015

WELLTON, Ariz. – Yuma Sector agents seized 172.2 pounds of marijuana Aug. 25 in the Dome Valley area.  

The incident began when agents encountered an older SUV at approximately 6 p.m., on County 10 St. and Ave 20E. The driver stopped his vehicle, then ran into a nearby riverbed and fled the scene. 

Agents searched the vehicle and discovered 11 bundles of marijuana, valued at more than $86,000, in the vehicle’s cargo compartment.

The drugs will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017