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Sixteen Arrested, More Than 450 Pounds of Drugs Seized

Release Date: 
October 14, 2015

YUMA, Ariz.–Wellton Border Patrol agents arrested 16 people and seized 474 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $237,000, during separate incidents over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.

Friday, Oct. 9, eight illegal aliens were arrested south of Interstate 8, near Gila Bend, with 247 pounds of marijuana.

In separate incidents Saturday, Oct. 10, five illegal aliens with 227 pounds of marijuana were arrested. Another three were rescued and treated for minor dehydration near the Border Patrol’s Camp Grip Forward Operating Base after they called 911.  

All subjects and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017