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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Seven Men

Release Date: 
March 12, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven illegal immigrants and seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana in a two-day period.

Monday evening (Mar.9), Wellton Station agents arrested seven illegal immigrants and seized seven bundles of marijuana, weighing 471 pounds, south of Interstate 8 near Mile Marker 102. One of the smugglers had previously been charged with six counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon, and two others had extensive immigration-related convictions.

The following morning (Mar. 10), a Border Patrol agent assigned to the Camp Grip Forward Operating Base discovered five abandoned bundles of marijuana, weighing 260 pounds, in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

The marijuana, with a combined estimated value of $365,500, was seized and processed for destruction. All seven subjects were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017