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BP Horse Patrol Unit Finds Abandoned Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 14, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from Ajo Station’s Horse Patrol Unit found more than 340 pounds of abandoned marijuana Sunday afternoon near Ajo, Arizona.

Members of Ajo Station's Horse Patrol Unit seized more than 340 pounds of marijuana abandoned by backpackers
Members of Ajo Station's Horse Patrol
Unit seized more than 340 pounds of
marijuana abandoned by backpackers

After agents conducting surveillance reported seeing approximately 10 people walking in the desert, the Horse Patrol Unit rode to the last known location and found eight bundles of marijuana. Agents searched the area but were unable to locate the individuals transporting the illicit cargo.

Agents transported the marijuana, worth more than $170,000, to the Ajo Station for processing in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Tucson Sector’s Horse Patrol units are vital to the Border Patrol. Horses allow agents to quickly reach remote desert areas inaccessible to motorized vehicles.

Last modified: 
March 15, 2017