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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize $340K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 20, 2014

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. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017