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Ariz. Border Patrol Agents Seize More than $1M from Stolen Vehicle

Release Date: 
June 17, 2011

Tucson, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station seized more than one ton of marijuana and recovered a stolen vehicle in the West Desert this morning.

Seized Marijuana found in Stolen Truck

Seized Marijuana found in Stolen Truck

Agents were patrolling the border northeast of the Lukeville Port when they discovered an abandoned vehicle in the desert and recovered 92 bundles of marijuana from inside the vehicle. Subsequently, a records check revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Phoenix. The marijuana, with an estimated value of more than $1 million, was transported to the Ajo Station for processing. The vehicle was turned over to the Tohono O'odham police department.

The Border Patrol is committed to preventing dangerous narcotics from entering U.S. communities. From Oct. 1, 2010 through May 31, 2011, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol has seized nearly three-quarters of a million pounds of marijuana.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017