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Agents in Tucson Seize Marijuana Worth $940K, Recover Stolen Vehicle

Release Date: 
November 4, 2011

Tucson, AZ. - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector, a component of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Joint Field Command-Arizona, seized more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana last night worth an estimated $939,500.

Casa Grande agents process 1,879 pounds of abandoned marijuana.

Casa Grande agents process 1,879 pounds of abandoned marijuana.

Casa Grande agents responded to detection technology in the West Desert, 10 miles south of Federal Route 42, and discovered tire tracks leading to an abandoned 2000 GMC Tahoe. Agents recovered 119 bundles of marijuana from inside the vehicle, which had been reported stolen to the Peoria Police Department on Oct. 23. The vehicle was turned over to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office while the marijuana, weighing 1,879 pounds, was transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing.

Detection technology improves situational awareness for Border Patrol agents, allowing them to quickly detect and respond to transnational criminal activity. Enhancements in technology are helping agents secure the border and improve the safety and quality of life in Arizona's communities.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017