YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested 10 illegal aliens and seized more than 390 pounds of marijuana being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico yesterday.
Agents early Thursday morning tracked a group of individuals smuggling marijuana across the U.S./Mexico Border west of Gila Bend, Ariz., and apprehended the subjects. The drugs are estimated to be worth more than $135,000.
All subjects and drugs will be processed per 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.