$1.6M worth of pot found in abandoned trucks
June 7th 2012 · 8 Comments
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.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.tucsonsentinel.com.
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