YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 277 pounds of marijuana Jan. 5 worth an estimated $138,500.
Agents patrolling near Gila Bend arrested five individuals found walking toward Interstate 8 with six camouflaged backpacks filled with marijuana.
All of the individuals and marijuana were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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