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K9, Agents seize Over 690 Lbs. of Marijuana

Release Date: 
March 22, 2017

Border Patrol agents were led to the location of 33 marijuana bundles that were left behind by backpackers who fled the scene
A Border Patrol canine, led
agents to the location of 33
marijuana bundles that were
left behind by backpackers who
fled the scene.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Ajo Station Border Patrol agents working with a canine team busted up a group of “drug mules” transporting more than $345,000 in marijuana this morning in Gila Bend. Early Monday, Border Patrol agents were following foot prints in the desert leading north toward the town. As agents approached a wash near Main Street, a group of individuals immediately fled the area.

Agents requested the assistance of a canine team to search for the absconded individuals. The canine team arrived and led agents to locate 33 bundles of marijuana wrapped in cellophane, and weighing more than 690 pounds combined. At this time, no arrests have been made in connection with the seizure.

Last modified: 
March 22, 2017