Wellton, Arizona - Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana Saturday, valued in excess of $200,000.
Wellton Station agents assigned toCampGrip, Yuma Sector’s forward operating base, discovered eight bundles of abandoned marijuana in a remote area of the desert. After searching the area and finding no suspects, the marijuana was seized for destruction per Yuma Sector guidelines.
Yuma Sector has been effective in combating smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwesternArizona. The probabilities of arrest and associated penalties cause smugglers to often abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and prosecution.