6:54 p.m. MST
US Border Patrol caught nine men trying to smuggle ten bundles of marijuana across the border Monday near Gila bend.
The agents from the Wellton station found the bundles weighed in at 488 lbs. of the drug, worth nearly $244,000.
Patrolling BP agents noticed a large group of people walking towards Interstate 8 near Citrus Valley that day.
An Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area and officers apprehended the men.
Both the nine men and the ten bundles of marijuana were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.