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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 254 Pounds of Marijuana, Arrest Three Individuals

Release Date: 
November 13, 2014

YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 254 pounds of marijuana, valued at approximately $127,000, and arrested three subjects.

Border Patrol agents in Wellton, Ariz. discovered five backpacks worth of marijuana when they made a stop of a pair of vehicles

Border Patrol agents in Wellton, Ariz. discovered five backpacks worth of marijuana when they made a stop of a pair of vehicles.

Wellton Station agents stopped two northbound vehicles Nov. 11 on Highway 85 and discovered five backpacks containing marijuana in the backseat of one of the vehicles. The driver of one vehicle was arrested after admitting he entered the U.S. illegally.  The driver and passenger from the vehicle containing the backpacks were also arrested.  All three subjects, marijuana and vehicles were transported to Wellton Station for further processing.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017