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U.S. Border Patrol Arrest Multiple Drug Smugglers

United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested a smuggler and seized a total of 887 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $440,000 during two incidents. Agents patrolling southeast of Tacna Sunday apprehended a smuggler found guarding a stash of 745 pounds of marijuana. Record checks showed the man, a Mexican national illegally present in the United States, had a previous drug related felony conviction. The man and drugs were turned over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force. Monday, agents discovered 142 pounds of abandoned marijuana on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The drugs were seized for destruction.

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