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Weekend Marijuana Seizure Valued at $2.6 Million in Arizona

Release Date: 
July 9, 2013

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 5,200 pounds of marijuana and three vehicles yesterday.

 

Nearly 5,200 pounds of marijuana were seized near Naco, Ariz.

Nearly 5,200 pounds of marijuana were seized near Naco, Ariz.

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017