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Yuma Sector Agents Seize Estimated $272,500 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 18, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. — Agents patrolling remote areas near the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge recently seized approximately 545 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents worth an estimated $272,500.

Following the arrest of a group of illegal aliens found walking through the desert Thursday, agents backtracked the group’s footprints and located eight abandoned bundles of marijuana weighing 180 pounds and valued at approximately $90,000.

Saturday, agents found seven abandoned makeshift backpacks of marijuana while tracking footprints northbound through the desert.  The marijuana weighed a combined 365 pounds, worth an estimated $182,500.

The marijuana was processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017