Yuma, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized a little over 279 pounds of marijuana and arrested four suspected smugglers December 11.
Agents assigned to the Yuma Station were on line watch duties when they located the footprints of several individuals approximately one mile west of the Andrade, Calif. port of entry crossing the international boundary.
Agents tracked the foot sign north and encountered four individuals attempting to hide in the brush near the All American Canal. It was determined that they were Mexican nationals who had illegally entered the United States.
They were also in possession of eight bundles of marijuana. The marijuana, with an estimated street value of $223,280, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The four subjects were arrested and processed at the Yuma Border Patrol Station.
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.