TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 5,200 pounds of marijuana and three vehicles yesterday.
Agents from the Brian A. Terry Border Patrol Station, working in a remote area near Naco, Ariz., responded to detection technology and discovered three abandoned vehicles. Inside the vehicles, agents found a combined 334 bundles of marijuana worth approximately $2.6 million. The vehicles were seized. The narcotics will be turned over to the DEA.
Smugglers often abandon their contraband in hopes of eluding apprehension and subsequent prosecution.
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.