Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Border Patrol Apprehends Drug Smugglers Near Gila Bend

US-Border-PatrolUnited States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers southeast of Gila Bend Tuesday. 

Using night vision equipment, agents spotted a group of backpackers walking through the open desert.  As agents approached, the group attempted to hide under a tree.  Agents apprehended the group, all Mexican nationals, and recovered 243 pounds of marijuana they were carrying.  

The subjects and narcotics, estimated at over $121,000 were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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