Yuma Border Patrol arrest drug smuggler with 89 pounds of marijuana

Dateland, Arizona - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested a Mexican national on I-8 near mile marker 76 yesterday. The man was transporting 89 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $44,500.

The Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector effectively combats smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwestern Arizona. 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.