Tucson, Ariz. - U.S. Border Patrol Agents from Tucson Sector, a component of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Joint Field Command-Arizona, seized $475,000 worth of marijuana stashed in an abandoned Patagonia residence.
On Friday, December 2nd, Sonoita Station agents received credible information that a residential property was being used for stashing narcotics. With assistance from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, agents gained entry into the residence and found 43 bundles of marijuana, weighing nearly 950 pounds. No arrests have been made but the investigation is ongoing.
The Border Patrol continuously works with local, state and federal partners to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in Arizona communities. Combined efforts and intelligence-sharing has made it increasingly difficult for smugglers to operate with impunity and transport their contraband throughout the United States.
Customs and Border Protection officials appreciate assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity by calling the U.S. Border Patrol at (877) 872-7435 and remain anonymous.
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.