YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents observed an ultralight aircraft fly into the United States late Friday and drop several bundles of marijuana over a secluded area before flying back to Mexico.
Agents then stopped a vehicle leaving the area and discovered three individuals inside with 219 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $109,500.
Agents processed all three individuals, drugs and vehicle in accordance with 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.