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Border Patrol seizes 2,000 pounds of marijuana from truck

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Posted at 3:24 PM, May 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-03 18:24:35-04

Border Patrol agents in southeastern Arizona say they've seized more than a ton of marijuana from a pickup truck that crashed after a brief pursuit.

 

The Tucson Sector agents were working near Elgin on Tuesday afternoon and tried to stop a suspicious vehicle on a road northeast of State Route 83.

 

They say the vehicle sped up and then veered off the road while being pursued and collided with a chunk of concrete.

 

Agents say two men from Mexico were inside the truck and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

 

The truck was seized and authorities found 97 bundles of marijuana inside, weighing more than 2,000 pounds and with an estimated street value of at least $1 million.

 

Border Patrol officials say the two men will be facing drug-smuggling charges.