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Border Patrol Assists Mexican Officials with Significant Arrest

January 26 2016

MEXICO – On Saturday, January 23, in another incident, Mexican officials contacted the Border Patrol regarding a vehicle that attempted to circumvent a military checkpoint along Mexico’s Highway 2, just south of the international boundary fence. Military officials said they arrested three of four occupants who abandoned the vehicle but the fourth had jumped the border fence into the United States.

The Mexican military reported the discovery of 328 pounds of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Border Patrol agents arrested the fourth suspect shortly thereafter. Collaboration between the two agencies resulted in the fourth suspect’s official removal back to Mexico to face criminal proceedings.

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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