Border Patrol nabs 18 smugglers carrying marijuana - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Border Patrol nabs 18 smugglers carrying marijuana

Posted: Updated:

WELLTON, Ariz. (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents arrested 18 people who were lugging bales of marijuana into Arizona from Mexico in recent days.
 
A group of a dozen smugglers were spotted in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge between Yuma and Tucson on Friday. Agents arrested 10 Mexican citizens and two people from Honduras and seized 469 pounds of marijuana.
 
The following day, agents caught six more smugglers carrying marijuana in the refuge. Another 240 pounds of marijuana was seized.
 
Smugglers frequently use groups of migrants to smuggle makeshift backpacks stuffed with marijuana across southern Arizona's deserts.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices