TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana early yesterday worth an estimated $850,000.
Douglas Station agents working near Central Highway discovered an abandoned white GMC pick-up loaded with several bundles of marijuana concealed under plywood and in the cabin. The vehicle was seized; the marijuana was turned over to the DEA.
Smugglers often abandon their narcotics for fear of being arrested and prosecuted. The Tucson Sector Border Patrol is determined to prevent dangerous contraband and individuals from being transported through Arizona.
Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.