Monday, October 20th, 2014

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest 15 Men; Seize 13 Bundle Of Marijuana

United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 13 bundles of marijuana and arrested 15 men near Gila Bend Friday. Agents patrolling near Sentinel observed a large group of people walking towards Interstate 8. Agents and an Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area, locating 13 bundles of marijuana and apprehending 15 Mexican nationals whom had entered the country illegally.  The marijuana had a combined weight of 572 pounds, worth an estimated $286,000. The 15 men and 13 bundles of marijuana were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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