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Yuma Sector Agents Arrest Driver Following Vehicle Pursuit

Release Date: 
May 22, 2020
Yuma Sector Agents Arrest Driver Following Vehicle Pursuit

YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents arrested the driver of a load vehicle who attempted to abscond on foot following a vehicle pursuit on Thursday.

Private security contractors notified Yuma Sector Thursday afternoon of a breach in the border wall west of San Luis. South of the wall breach, a group of individuals appeared to be preparing to cross the border illegally into the United States. Yuma Sector agents near County 9 ½ and the Levee Road identified a possible load vehicle, a white Ford F-350, that failed to yield to a traffic stop. The driver of the truck swerved towards a Border Patrol vehicle in an attempt to run the vehicle off the road. Agents pursued the truck, which collided with a fence within a short distance. Agents apprehended the driver who attempted to abscond on foot. The driver had 1.3 grams of methamphetamine in his procession.

Agents identified a second load vehicle, a white Ford 250, and stopped the vehicle without incident.

 The driver of the F-350 was a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen with a criminal record for alien smuggling and controlled substance possession, while the driver of the F-250 was a 38-year-old male U.S. citizen. The controlled substance and both vehicles were seized.

Last modified: 
May 22, 2020