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BP agents seize more than $1M in marijauna

BP agents seize more than $1M in marijauna
Posted at 6:12 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 21:15:00-04

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana in two incidents on Wednesday.

Just after 7 p.m. agents attempted to stop a Chevy Silverado truck.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The driver tried to flee back to the border.

Other agents successfully deployed a "controlled tire-deflation device in the truck's path" according to a release. 

After the vehicle stopped, the driver and passenger fled to Mexico.

Inside the truck, agents found more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana valued at over $900,000.

In a separate incident earlier that day, agents stopped a 2005 Nissan pick-up truck on State Route 80.

The vehicle stopped, but as agents approached, the truck drove off. 

Agents pursued and the truck veered off the highway and hit a tree. 

The driver, a Mexican national, fled on foot but was later apprehended.

Agents found 240 pounds of marijuana valued in excess of $120,000 in the truck bed.