YUMA, Ariz. — It would appear someone left their marijuana behind along the Colorado river.Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector and a Yuma County Sheriff's Office Deputy report they seized approximately 200 pounds of abandoned marijuana this morning valued at $101,500.
Yuma Station agents and a deputy were patrolling near County 18th Street and the Colorado River when they discovered footprints of an individual leaving the border area. They followed the footprints and located four makeshift backpacks filled with 200 pounds of marijuana.
Border Patrol agents say the patrol efforts increase the probabilities of arrest and associated penalties and cause smugglers to often abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and prosecution.
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