Border Patrol seizes 53 bundles of pot near Naco

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(Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
(Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona detained 18 people and seized 53 bundles of marijuana on March 29.

Camera system operators near Naco detected 18 people carrying large packs consistent with narcotics smuggling, federal officials said.

As agents pursued the group, the smugglers abandoned their packs and altered their course.

A search of the area turned up the marijuana worth more than $495,000.

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