YUMA, Ariz. – An ultralight aircraft was seen flying west over a county street toward Mexico late Monday.
Shortly after, a Border Patrol agent attempted to stop a pickup truck in the same area. The truck slowed but never stopped as the driver jumped out, allowing the vehicle to continue rolling.
The agent then parked his service vehicle, chased the truck on foot, jumped in and brought the truck to a safe stop. While the agent was busy stopping the vehicle, the driver disappeared into the night.
In the bed of the truck, the agent found several bundles of marijuana in the same quantity dropped from an ULA Friday night — 219 pounds worth an estimated $109,500.
The marijuana and vehicle were processed for seizure in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.