YUMA, ARIZ.—Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana Saturday afternoon valued in excess of $155,000.
Wellton Station agents assigned to Camp Desert Grip, Yuma Sector's forward operating base, discovered 14 bundles of abandoned marijuana near the Sierra Pinta Mountains. After searching the area and finding no suspects, the marijuana was seized for destruction per Yuma Sector guidelines.
The Yuma Sector has been effective in combating smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwestern Arizona. The probabilities of arrest and associated penalties cause smugglers to often abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and prosecution.
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.