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Tucson Border Patrol Discovers Nearly $1 Million in Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 10, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz.Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth $878,500 from a stolen vehicle near Why, Arizona.

Vehicle used in the attempt to smuggle bundles of marijuana

Vehicle used in the attempt to smuggle bundles of marijuana

Yesterday at approximately 1 p.m., agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station discovered and followed a set of tire tracks leading them to an abandoned pick-up truck covered with a large green tarp attempting to conceal 81 bundles of marijuana.  Record checks on the vehicle revealed it was reported stolen out of Tempe, Arizona.

An extensive search of the area was conducted but no subjects were located. Agents did discover two re-supply food bundles found next to the pick-up truck.  Often times, subjects attempting to smuggle marijuana on foot, have one or two individuals that carry a food supply.

The drugs were processed for seizure in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.  Tohono O’odham Police Department took possession of the pick-up. 

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February 3, 2021