Border Patrol stops smuggling attempt, nabs $1.3 million in pot | Crime
Over 2,000 pounds of marijuana were seized yesterday, after Border Patrol agents scared off the smugglers.
Agents working the Sonoita Border Patrol station attempted to stop a suspicious looking truck, that had been traveling on Forest Service Road (FSR) 49. Soon after being spotted the driver and a passenger in the truck abandoned their vehicle.
Upon searching the abandoned truck agents discovered over 483 bundles of marjiuana in the bed and cab of the truck, the bundles in the bed had been covered by plywood. An extensive search of the area by air assets, a canine unit and agents on the ground turned up nothing on the suspected smugglers.
The truck and marijuana were seized, with the Drug Enforcement Administration taking possession of the marijuana. The bundles, weighing in at over 2,773 pounds were valued at nearly $1.3 million.