TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents working with a canine team busted up a group of “drug mules” transporting more than $345,000 in marijuana this morning in Gila Bend. Early Monday, Border Patrol agents were following foot prints in the desert leading north toward the town. As agents approached a wash near Main Street, a group of individuals immediately fled the area.
Agents requested the assistance of a canine team to search for the absconded individuals. The canine team arrived and led agents to locate 33 bundles of marijuana wrapped in cellophane, and weighing more than 690 pounds combined. At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with the seizure.
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.