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Border Patrol Agents Seize $850,000 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 28, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana early yesterday worth an estimated $850,000.


1,700 pounds of marijuana discovered in a GMC pick-up.

1,700 pounds of marijuana discovered in a GMC pick-up.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017