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U.S. Border Patrol Agents Seize 374 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 20, 2010

Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized approximately 374 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $299,895, and arrested one suspected smuggler on Sunday.

Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Station observed a suspicious vehicle near County 18th Street and the Levee Road. Agents observed several individuals loading bundles into the back of the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, before returning to Mexico. Agents then conducted a vehicle stop at Avenue H and County 18th Street, and found eight bundles of marijuana in the back of the vehicle.

The marijuana, suspected smuggler, and vehicle were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol's toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017