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Agents Seize More Than $62,000 Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 6, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint seized more than 125 pounds of marijuana today, found in the trunk of a sedan driven by a 22-year-old Nogales, Arizona woman.

Early this morning, agents working the immigration checkpoint referred a maroon 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered multiple bundles of marijuana worth an estimated $62,500.

Agents arrested the driver on federal drug smuggling charges. She will remain in federal custody pending further disposition.

Last modified: 
June 7, 2017