Yuma , Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized approximately 219 pounds of marijuana and arrested one suspected smuggler on Wednesday.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Yuma Station observed a suspicious vehicle near County 11th Street and the Levee Road. Agents observed several individuals loading bundles into the back of the vehicle, a 1994 Honda Civic, before returning to Mexico. Agents conducted a vehicle stop and found four bundles of marijuana in the back of the vehicle.
The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $175,200, and the suspected smuggler were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at (1-866) 999-8727.
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.