Yuma Sector Agents Seize Estimated $272,500 in Marijuana
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.