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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize $155,500 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 7, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine individuals and seized 310 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents on Dec. 20.

Wellton Station agents patrolling near Gila Bend observed a group of individuals walking through the desert south of Interstate 8.  Agents arrived on scene and arrested seven subjects carrying large rectangular backpacks containing 257 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $128,500.

In a later incident, Wellton Station agents located and arrested two more subjects walking northbound near Gila Bend.  The men, attempting to conceal themselves in brush, each carried a rectangular backpack with a combined 53 pounds of marijuana worth $26,500.

All individuals and marijuana were transported to Wellton Station for further processing.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017