Wellton Border Patrol agents prevent two smuggling attempts

WELLTON, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested two groups of illegal immigrants and seized almost 350 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, agents tracked a group of five individuals at a location southwest of Gila Bend, Ariz. Following the arrest, agents discovered five backpacks containing more than 200 pounds of marijuana worth more than $100,000.

The second incident happened on Saturday near the same location. Agents tracked and arrested a group of five individuals attempting to smuggle marijuana. Authorities seized nearly 140 pounds of marijuana found in makeshift backpacks, which is estimated to be worth more than $69,000.

All subjects and drugs will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

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