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BP arrest 10, seize more than 400 pounds of pot

Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 17:14:20-05

YUMA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV)  - Border Patrol agents arrested 10 illegal immigrants caught in the act of smuggling 414 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico on Sunday, February 21.

Authorities say Wellton Station Border Patrol agents encountered the group traveling through the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge near Yuma Sector's forward operating base.  The agents were assisted by Air and Marine Operations.

Authorities say the drugs are worth an estimated $207,000.

The immigrants and drugs will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines, authorities said in a press release.