YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents assigned to Wellton Station seized 367 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $183,500, on Jan. 27.
Agents working near Ajo found eight abandoned backpacks in the desert. The backpacks each held two marijuana bundles, with a combined weight of 367 pounds.
The marijuana was processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
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.