YUMA, Ariz. — Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 11 pounds of methamphetamine and 198 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents with a combined value of approximately $132,000.
Yuma Station agents stopped a northbound vehicle Nov. 5 on Highway 95 and discovered nine cellophane wrapped bundles of methamphetamine, valued at $33,000, hidden underneath the vehicle’s dashboard. Agents turned the female driver and narcotics over to the Yuma Police Department.
On Nov. 8 agents patrolling near Gila Bend arrested three smugglers and seized four backpacks of marijuana worth an estimated $99,000. Agents transported the marijuana and smugglers 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.