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Agents Arrest US Citizens on Local Warrants

January 26, 2016

WELLTON, Arizona Border Patrol agents arrested two men with warrants and assisted Mexican officials with a significant arrest during the weekend.

On Saturday, January 23 agents arrested two U.S. citizens in separate incidents, both with active warrants, when they attempted to pass through the Wellton Station immigration checkpoint on I‑8. One warrant was out of San Luis, Arizona for theft and possession of marijuana with a firearm. The second warrant was out of Maricopa County for failure to appear in court on a charge of shoplifting. Both men were turned over to a Wellton Police officer working as part of Operation Stonegarden.

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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