YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested 10 illegal aliens Feb. 21, caught in the act of smuggling 414 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico.
Agents assisted by Air and Marine Operations encountered the group traveling through the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge near Yuma Sector’s forward operating base, Camp Grip. The drugs are worth an estimated $207,000.
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.