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Agents seize $765,500 worth of marijuana

April 30th 2012   ·   0 Comments

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana worth $765,500 in separate incidents over the weekend in the West Desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday.

Ajo Station agents working with a CBP helicopter crew recovered 15 bundles of marijuana east of Lukeville on Sunday. The drugs weighed 765 pounds and are worth $382,500, CBP said.

Ajo agents and a CBP helicopter also seized 12 bundles of marijuana on Saturday. The pot weighed 580 pounds and is worth $290,000, CBP said.

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On Friday, Ajo agents training near the Mexican border found two bundles of abandoned marijuana near Lukeville that weighed 186 pounds and is worth $93,000, CBP said.

The drugs were to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, CBP said.

A version of this column originally appeared in www.tucsonsentinel.com.

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