YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine Mexican nationals and seized 714 pounds of marijuana during separate incidents Oct. 28.
Agents made the apprehensions and seizure while patrolling near Tacna and Camp Grip, Yuma Sector’s forward operating base. Officials estimate the drugs are worth approximately $357,000.
All of the subjects and drugs will be 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.