Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized a total of over eleven-hundred-pounds of marijuana, valued at over $526,000 during three incidents Tuesday.
In the first incident, agents patrolling near Gila Bend followed footprints from a remote desert location until they came across four abandoned backpacks containing 186 pounds of marijuana.
Later, agents assigned to the all-terrain vehicle unit were patrolling an area near Gila Bend, searching for suspected smugglers who had crossed the border, and spotted eight abandoned backpacks containing 393 pounds of marijuana.
In the third incident, agents tracking footprints of suspected illegal aliens near Gila Bend encountered eleven abandoned backpacks containing 591 pounds of marijuana. All seized contraband was transported to the Wellton Station for processing.