United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested 12 drug smugglers and seized a combined 564 pounds of marijuana over the weekend. The drugs have an estimated street value of $282,000.
Agents working southeast of Gila Bend apprehended a group of six drug smugglers carrying 219-pounds of marijuana Friday night after an agent spotted the group using night vision equipment and guided other agents to them.
The same day, agents arrested a group of five Mexican nationals smuggling marijuana near Sentinel carrying 236-pounds of the narcotics.
Sunday, agents apprehended a man watching over 109-pounds of marijuana close to the Mohawk Mountains. The man is a citizen of Mexico illegally present in the United States.