Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Close To 450 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Prieta Cabeza National Wildlife Refuge

Marijuana-budsUnited States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested four drug smugglers and seized a combined 442 pounds of marijuana during the past two days.   The drugs have an estimated street value of $221,000. 

Monday, agents working southwest of Gila Bend apprehended a group of four drug smugglers carrying 253 pounds of marijuana along a route through the Prieta Cabeza National Wildlife Refuge. The subjects were male Mexican nationals. 

Tuesday, agents patrolling the western portion of the Prieta Cabeza National Wildlife Refuge discovered 189 pounds of abandoned marijuana. The find was turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force.

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