Welton Station

Border Patrol Busts Snag 5 Smugglers, 24 Migrants

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents interdicted multiple human smuggling attempts leading to the arrest of five alleged human smugglers and 24 migrants. The arrests occurred between July 9-12 in southwestern Arizona and southeastern California.

Border Patrol agents disrupt multiple human smuggling incidents in Arizona and California. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Yuma Sector)

$2.5 Million in Meth, Heroin, Cocaine Seized by Feds in Arizona

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Arizona border with Mexico seized nearly $2.5 million in drugs, including 43 pounds of heroin, during five separate inspections this week. In addition to the heroin, officers seized 240 pounds of methamphetamine, 23 pounds of cocaine, and a quarter-pound of fentanyl for a total value of $2,419,940.

Drugs seized after K-9 alert