Agents nab suspected smugglers carrying 245 pounds of pot
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector's Wellton Station arrested a group of five suspected drug smugglers a mile south of Interstate 8 near mile marker 96 on Wednesday.
According to the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, the group was carrying a combined 245 pounds of marijuana in backpacks, which was worth an estimated $122,500.
Yuma County residents 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.