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Agents find half-ton of marijuana after tracking footprints

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 13:35:16-04

The U.S. Border Patrol says agents found over a half-ton of abandoned marijuana after following footprints in a rural area near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Agents found 24 packages containing 1,100 pounds (499 kilograms) marijuana Monday after a canine team patrolling mountain roads east of Nogales, Arizona, found dozens of footprint impressions on a known smuggling route.
 
The agents then tracked the footprints to a wooded area a few miles away.
 
Agents removed the marijuana after determining that the smugglers were no longer in the area.
 
The Border Patrol says the marijuana was worth over $550,000.