YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 680 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents worth an estimated $340,000.
Agents assigned to Camp Grip discovered nine backpacks on Oct. 18 filled with marijuana. Smugglers used camouflaged fabric to fashion makeshift packs containing a combined 483 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $241,500.
Early today (Oct. 20), agents from the same camp found five more backpacks of marijuana while tracking a group of suspected smugglers. The five makeshift packs held a combined 197 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $98,500.
Agents transported the marijuana to Wellton Station for further processing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.