Border Patrol seizes 434 pounds of abandoned pot

Border Patrol seizes 434 pounds of abandoned pot

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border Patrol seizes 434 pounds of abandoned pot

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by Christina O'Haver

azfamily.com

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 1:05 PM

WELLTON, Ariz. -- Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents seized 434 pounds of abandoned marijuana Tuesday.

Wellton Station agents assigned to the All-Terrain Vehicle Unit were backtracking footprints when they found 10 makeshift backpacks containing marijuana, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Authorities estimated the marijuana is worth a total of $217,000.

No suspects were found during a search of the area.

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