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Yuma Border Patrol Experiencing Drone Activity


April 8, 2016

DroneYUMA, Arizona The Yuma Sector Border Patrol has recently encountered small remote controlled aircraft, commonly referred to as drones, being used to smuggle drugs into the United States. The drones vary in size, but are commonly between 2 to 4 feet wide.

Drones have been observed primarily in the San Luis area. They are known to carry illegal contraband into the U.S. where it is dropped and picked up by smugglers north of the border.

In an effort to combat this illegal activity, Yuma Sector officials ask residents to report any drone or suspected illegal activity by calling 1-866-999-8727.


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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