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Newly Hired CBP Agents Seize Marijuana Worth An Estimated $400,000

Release Date: 
December 6, 2011

Tucson, Ariz. - Newly hired Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector's Ajo Station discovered an abandoned vehicle loaded with 37 bundles of narcotics, totaling almost 800 pounds.

Agents who recently graduated from the U.S. Border Patrol Academy, still undergoing field training, responded to detection technology last night in the West Desert and discovered the vehicle. No arrests were made in conjunction with the marijuana and vehicle seizures. The marijuana, worth an estimated $400,000, will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The U.S Border Patrol continues to expand its manpower by hiring new agents. Upon approval of employment, new hires are sent through a rigorous training academy prior to field work. After arriving at their duty station, new hires go through an additional training regiment before being allowed to work on their own. Individuals interested in a career with the Border Patrol can find more information on the CBP website.(CBP website)

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017