YUMA, Ariz. – Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Office of Air and Marine’s Yuma Branch located a Hispanic male in distress Tuesday morning in the Mohawk Mountains area. The subject illegally entered the United States late Monday and, several hours later, placed a 911 call to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday night, a Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine team alerted and located 32 pounds of methamphetamine, worth an estimated $161,000, in the fuel tank of a vehicle attempting to travel through the Wellton Station Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8.
Wednesday morning, agents arrested three illegal immigrants north of Interstate 8, near Gila Bend. The group was carrying backpacks laden with a combined 141 pounds of marijuana valued at an estimated $70,500.
All subjects and contraband 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.