Agents derailed three separate smuggling efforts east of Papago Mountain and south of the Camino Del Diablo road on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
Friday, agents apprehended two Mexican nationals found lying under a tree and guarding 474 pounds of marijuana. Saturday, three more Mexican nationals were arrested backpacking 127 pounds of marijuana. Sunday, agents found an additional 85 pounds abandoned in the same area.
The smugglers will be presented for prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office. The narcotics will be destroyed.