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Another Stolen Truck Located, Loaded With Almost a Ton of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 18, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — Casa Grande Border Patrol agents located a stolen truck Wednesday evening Dec.17, abandoned near Red Rock, Arizona. The truck, reported stolen out of Phoenix, was loaded with 1,897 pounds of marijuana worth $948,500.

Wednesday’s seizure follows one day after agents from the Office of Air and Marine and Border Patrol together located a stolen truck loaded with almost 1,675 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $837,500.   

Agents serving on the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats’ multi-agency Silver Bell Initiative (SBI) responded Wednesday to detection technology and discovered a 2005 Dodge Ram concealed in dense brush. Upon further investigation, agents found the truck held 84 bundles of marijuana, covered with a tarp.

Agents turned the narcotics over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Department of Public Safety took possession of truck. 

“Significant results from operations such as this illustrate how multi-agency partnerships and cooperation are essential to making our communities safer,” said ACTT Director Tom Martin.

The SBI is a multi-agency, ACTT program that includes the Casa Grande and Tucson Border Patrol Stations; Homeland Security Investigations; Enforcement Removal Operations; Bureau of Land Management; the Pinal County and Pima County Sheriff’s Offices; and the National Park Service.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017