YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine Mexican nationals and seized more than 500 pounds of marijuana during separate incidents yesterday (July 29)
Agents arrested nine Mexican nationals carrying several bundles of marijuana south of Interstate 8, near mile marker 89. The marijuana, weighing a combined 281 pounds, is worth more than $140,500.
Agents assigned to Camp Grip, Yuma Sector’s forward operating base, were tracking foot prints left by five individuals returning to Mexico when they discovered 223 pounds of abandoned marijuana worth an estimated $111,400.
All subjects and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.