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Border Patrol seizes 2,000 pounds of marijuana from truck

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.