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Smugglers caught using zipline to ship drugs across border

Posted: 6:32 AM, Nov 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-30 13:32:34Z

U.S. Border Patrol agents say they caught smugglers shipping bundles of marijuana across the border via zipline.

Agents seized 10 bundles of marijuana and arrested a suspect -- an 18-year-old Douglas resident -- who tried to hide in a vacant lost in eastern Douglas.

The zipline was connected to a tall building in Agua Prieta, Son. Mexican law enforcement searched the line's point of origin but found no suspects.

The suspect faces federal smuggling charges.