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Border Patrol finds 1,100 lbs. of marijuana near Patagonia

Border Patrol finds 1,100 lbs. of marijuana near Patagonia
Posted at 1:24 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 19:28:19-04

Border Patrol agents found more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana worth $550,000 near a hiking trail in Patagonia Monday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers were walking a known smuggling route and noticed debris that appeared to be deliberately placed. Upon further inspection, they found that the debris was covering 55 bundles of marijuana wrapped in cellophane.

A search was conducted in the area for possible suspects, but nobody was found.

The drugs were transported to the Sonoita Station for processing.