Yuma, Arizona - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized approximately 241 pounds of abandoned marijuana yesterday valued at roughly $120,500.
While tracking a group of suspects, agents assigned toCampGrip, Yuma Sector’s forward operating base, located five abandoned burlap backpacks filled with marijuana. The contraband was seized for destruction. Agents continued tracking the group but reported no contact with suspects at the time of this release.
Yuma Sector effectively combats smuggling organizations attempting to transport contraband through southwesternArizona. As a result, the probabilities of arrest and associated penalties cause smugglers to often abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and prosecution.