Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found groups of migrants working as mules to haul methamphetamine across the Mexican border into Arizona. Agents found one group on a U.S. Air Force bombing range.
Welton Border Patrol Station agents found two migrants, a 17-year-old unaccompanied minor and a 48-year-old single adult, hiding under a tree on the Luke Air Force Base bombing range on Saturday afternoon, according to information provided by Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials. The migrants attempted to flee as the agents approached.
#YumaSector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton station arrested four different groups smuggling 534 pounds of methamphetamine worth nearly $1 million through the desert over the weekend. Details: https://t.co/8ad5myoCd1 pic.twitter.com/MVoFRkbWRR
— Chief Patrol Agent Chris T. Clem (@USBPChiefYUM) May 3, 2021
The agents apprehended the two migrants and began a search of the area. The search led to the discovery of three