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CBP U.S. Border Patrol Seizes 1,361 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 12, 2012

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector CBP Border Patrol agents seized approximately 1,361 pounds of marijuana while patrolling in the west desert Saturday morning.

Ajo Station agents responded to detection technology near State Route 86 and discovered an abandoned vehicle hidden in a wash. Inside the vehicle, agents found 66 bundles of marijuana weighing 1,361 pounds and valued at approximately $680,500. The vehicle was seized and the narcotics will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Tucson Sector employs targeted enforcement efforts to deny and dismantle transnational criminal organizations. As a result, smugglers frequently abandon their drug loads rather than risk apprehension and federal prosecution.

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 3, 2021