Bor­der agents ar­rest felons, seize weapons

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - BY JAMES GIL­BERT @YSJAMESGILBERT James Gil­bert can be reached at jgilbert@yu­masun.com or 5396854. Find him on Face­book at www. Face­book.com/YSJamesGilbert or on Twit­ter @YSJamesGilbert.

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.

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