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Yuma Border Patrol Seizes Drugs, Fraudulent Documents, and Arrest Seven Illegal Aliens

Release Date: 
February 10, 2017

YUMA, Ariz. – Over a 24-hour period earlier this week, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station seized three fraudulent immigration documents, more than 270 pounds of marijuana, and apprehended seven illegal aliens.

Tuesday, three individuals presented false immigration documents to agents assigned to the immigration checkpoint east of Yuma. The individuals were arrested for being illegally present in the United States and the documents were seized.

Soon after, agents arrested four illegal immigrants, south of Wellton, smuggling bundles of marijuana. The marijuana weighed 140 pounds and had an estimated value of nearly $70,000. 

In the third event, a canine team assigned to a forward operating base south of Dateland, Ariz., was conducting tracking operations, when the canine alerted to four bundles of marijuana hidden under a thicket of brush. The bundles of marijuana weighed more than 130 pounds and was valued at $65,000.

All individuals, drugs and documents were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 13, 2017