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Authorities looking for armed narcotics smugglers

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 17:07:47-04

Authorities are searching for armed narcotics smugglers in the Brown Canyon area of the Huachuca Mountains, according to a news release from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. 

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian A. Terry Patrol Station intercepted armed narcotics smugglers in the area. 

Deputies say the suspects absconded but authorities seized approximately 72 pounds of marijuana, an AK-style assault rifle and a Colt handgun. 

An active search for the suspects is ongoing, in collaboration with the Tucson Sector Special Operations Group and the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.