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.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.