Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest Four Men And Seize 152 Pounds Of Marijuana

United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested four men and seized three bundles of marijuana – 152 pounds worth an estimated $76,000 and other contraband in the Cabeza Prieta Mountains Thursday. Agents on patrol discovered three makeshift burlap backpacks containing marijuana hidden under rocks at the base of the mountains. As agents continued searching the surrounding area, they found four men hiding under a black plastic tarp. The men, all Mexican nationals, had illegally entered the United States. One of the men was also in possession of a two-way radio. All subjects were arrested, transported to the Wellton Station, and later turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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