YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested four Mexican nationals attempting to transport multiple bundles of marijuana into the United States early Friday morning.
At approximately 12:15 a.m., agents assigned patrol duties near Gila Bend arrested four men seen attempting to evade detection and apprehension wearing camouflage clothing and carpet on the bottom of their shoes. The narcotics had a combined weight of 150.2 pounds and an approximate street value of $75,110.
All individuals will be processed for the transportation of a controlled substance and immigration violations.
Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of criminal activity charges without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless or until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through Southwestern Arizona and California. Individuals can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers may remain anonymous.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.