Border agents arrest felons, seize weapons
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens late Saturday night near Wellton, due to the pair being convicted felons in possession of a weapon.
According to a news release issued by the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, when agents conducted an immigration stop just north of Old Highway 80, they encountered a Wellton couple in a rented Ford Fiesta.
A records check made during the traffic stop revealed that the 50-year-old male driver, as well as his 45-year-old female passenger were both convicted felons.
Agents also discovered the couple was in possession of a loaded .38-caliber revolver.
The couple, weapon and vehicle were all processed in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.
Yuma County residents 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.