Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers Traveling Through Skull Canyon

US-Border-PatrolUnited States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested five drug smugglers and seized 304 pounds of marijuana late last week.  The drugs have an estimated street value of $152,000. 

Wednesday, agents apprehended three Mexican nationals smuggling marijuana through Skull Canyon, southwest of Gila Bend.  The men were carrying 239-pounds of the drug. 

Thursday, agents arrested two more men near the same area with 65 pounds of marijuana.  They also were from Mexico.

All five men and the narcotics were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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