Filed Under:  Border Patrol, Drug Smuggling, Marijuana

$1.6M worth of pot found in abandoned trucks

June 7th 2012   ·   8 Comments

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents discovered more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana in two abandoned vehicles in separate incidents Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Willcox Station agents at the S.R. 80 checkpoint responded to a report of a truck that was attempting to be driven around the checkpoint. The agents found the pickup abandoned on a nearby road with bundles of marijuana, which weighed 1,325 pounds and is worth $662,000, stacked in the cab and bed, the Border Patrol said.

Also on Tuesday, agents working on the east side of Nogales tracked a suspicous truck near the border and saw two people abandon the vehicle and flee into Mexico. The agents found more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana worth $967,150 stuffed inside the truck, the Border Patrol said.

Both vehicles were seized and the drugs were to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Border Patrol said.

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. Yeah.. keep the borders open! We need the drugs! America can’t survive without the criminals and the soon to be mommies to rob us blind! Well, we’ll overlook that as long as they vote!

  2. Sue Moore says:

    Here is a suggestion….every time they find illegals and/or drugs……take them to Napolitano’s office, then she can see how secure our border is!!!!!

  3. how about sell the drugs back to Mexico and Calderon…and we can pay down our debt?

  4. I think the load was for Obuma.

  5. Judy Fierro says:

    What is done with all of this when it is found ????? How is it disposed of ??????

  6. Doug Lawson says:

    @ Judy Fierro: well, what the crooked agents don’t get to redistribute gets burned or destroyed in some way or another but you know, that evidence seems to just walk right out the door, the cash, the dope and the guns….

  7. WTG guys and hopefully you will be able to go home and do so safely

  8. Mada Foughty says:

    burn would be a big party ?

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