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More than 2 tons of marijuana seized, worth over $2.3 million

Posted at 5:45 PM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 19:51:04-05

Border Patrol agents seized more than 2 tons of marijuana found in two commercial shipments in Nogales, Arizona last week.


Agents discovered nearly 1,700 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $838,000 on February 25th at the Mariposa Commercial Facility.


The marijuana was hidden in the roof of a tractor-trailer loaded with corn.


Three days later, on February 28th, Border Patrol agents found more marijuana, worth almost $1.5 million.


Both drivers, identified as Mexican nationals, were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.