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Agents Seize 48 Pounds of Marijuana at I‑8 Checkpoint


October 29, 2016

YUMA, Arizona – On Thursday, October 27, Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man Wednesday after a canine team’s alert led to the discovery of 48 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $24,000 in his vehicle during a secondary inspection at the I‑8 checkpoint, east of Yuma.

While processing the driver, agents determined he was illegally present in the United States and had been previously deported.

An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens 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 can remain anonymous.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.



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