Wellton, Arizona - On June 5, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized approximately 360 pounds of marijuana that was abandoned in the desert.
Agents assigned to Wellton Station were patrolling east of Camp Grip near Davidson Canyon when they discovered eight bundles of marijuana abandoned in the desert. The bundles contained a total of 16 plastic-wrapped packages. The narcotics, with an estimated street value of $180,000, were seized and transported to Yuma Sector Headquarters.
Camp Grip is a forward operating base located on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and staffed by agents assigned to the Yuma Sector.
Since the March 2009 launch of the Southwest Border Initiative, the Department of Homeland Security has engaged in an unprecedented effort to bring focused intensity to Southwest border security, coupled with an invigorated, intelligent and effective approach to enforcing immigration laws in the interior of the U.S.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol toll free at (866) 999-8727.
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.