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Arizona Border Patrol Stops Drug Smugglers with 390lbs of Marijuana

Brant RobbinsYUMA, Ariz. ā€“ A Border Patrol Station in Arizona arrested 10 and seized a large cache of illegal drugs Thursday.

Wellton agents tracked, caught and arrested 10 drug backpackers
Wellton agents tracked, caught and arrested 10 drug backpackers

Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested 10 illegal aliens and seized more than 390 pounds of marijuana being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico yesterday.

Early Thursday morning, agents tracked a group of individuals smuggling marijuana across the U.S./Mexico Border west of Gila Bend, Ariz., and apprehended the subjects.

The drugs recovered are estimated to be worth more than $135,000.