Border Patrol seizes more than a ton of marijuana
Web Producer: Courtney Griffin
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana worth in an excess of $1 million in two separate incidents Wednesday.
According to a media release from Border Patrol, a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle driving with its headlights off to the Ago Station agents. The agents responded and found an abandoned car with 179 bundles of marijuana weighing 2,014 pounds valued at $1,007,000.
The vehicle which was reported stolen last week out of Goodyear, Ariz., was turned over to the Tohono O' odham Police Department while the drugs were transported to the Ajo Station for processing.
Ajo agents also responded to five individuals attempting to smuggle 13 bundles of marijuana into the United States Wednesday. The subjects admitted to being Mexico citizens and to entering the U.S. illegally. They've been taken into custody and will be submitted for prosecution on federal drug charges.The drugs weighing a total of 619 pounds with an estimated value of $309,500, were transported to the Ajo station for processing.