(Monday, December 20, 2010)
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Yuma, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector seized approximately 374 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $299,895, and arrested one suspected smuggler on Sunday.
Border Patrol agents assigned to Yuma Station observed a suspicious vehicle near County 18th Street and the Levee Road. Agents observed several individuals loading bundles into the back of the vehicle, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, before returning to Mexico. Agents then conducted a vehicle stop at Avenue H and County 18th Street, and found eight bundles of marijuana in the back of the vehicle.
The marijuana, suspected smuggler, and vehicle were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Yuma Sector Border Patrol’s toll free telephone number at 1-866-999-8727.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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