Nearly 1,500 pounds of pot seized at Ariz. border
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested a suspected drug smuggler and seized nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana concealed in false compartments in the Tucson Sector.
Agents working at the State Route 83 checkpoint arrested a man after a canine team alerted them to the suspect's vehicle, prompting a secondary inspection.
Authorities then discovered 444 wrapped bricks concealed in various false compartments throughout the pickup truck.
The Drug Enforcement Administration will take possession of the drug load, which is valued at $744,000.
The name and hometown of the man arrested wasn't immediately released Monday.
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