Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized more than 297 pounds of marijuana and arrested five suspected smugglers yesterday.
Agents assigned to the Yuma Station were conducting line watch duties when they discovered that five individuals had crossed illegally from Mexico near San Luis, Ariz. After a short distance, agents arrested five individuals and seized the five bundles which contained marijuana. Through records check, it was revealed that three of the individuals were juveniles.
The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $237,000, as well as the three suspects, were turned over to Yuma Narcotics Task Force.
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.