Border Patrol stops huge smuggling attempt over weekend

Border Patrol stops huge smuggling attempt over weekend

CREATED Mar. 26, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Border Patrol agents stopped a massive smuggling attempt this weekend using detection technology.

U.S. Customs and Border protection tells KGUN9 that more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana were seized after Ajo Station agents spotted a smuggling attempt near the Lukeville Port on Saturday.

A helicopter crew responded and saw a group of smugglers running into Mexico as Border Patrol agents on ATV's arrived on the scene.

Agents found 74 bundles of marijuana, a combined value of approximately $1.63 million.

The marijuana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for disposal.

 

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