YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector agents seized 1,972 pounds of marijuana worth $986,000, in separate incidents.
Friday, agents patrolling near County 19th street and Avenue D received notice from dispatch that radar hits indicated the presence of an ultralight aircraft near the agents’ location. Agents spotted the ultralight, and observed it flying southbound, toward Mexico. Agents arrived to the area over which the aircraft was first seen hovering, and discovered six scattered bundles of suspected narcotics. The bundles contained marijuana weighing a total of 131 pounds, at an estimated value of $65,500.
Yuma Station agents working near San Luis, discovered two vehicles stuck in the sand just east of the Colorado River, Saturday. The vehicles’ tire tracks indicated they entered from Mexico. One of the vehicles contained 117 wrapped bundles filled with marijuana that weighed a combined total of 1,841 pounds. The estimated street value of the marijuana is approximately $920,500.
All of the marijuana was processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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