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Border Patrol Arrests 10, Seizes More Than 400 Pounds of Marijuana


February 22, 2016

WELLTON, Arizona – On Sunday, February 21, Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested 10 illegal aliens caught in the act of smuggling 414 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. Agents assisted by Air and Marine Operations encountered the group traveling through the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge near Yuma Sector’s forward operating base, Camp Grip. The drugs are worth an estimated $207,000.

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.


Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. 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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