$2 Million in marijuana seized at checkpoint

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More than 2,600 pounds of marijuana hidden in a load of watermelons was seized by Tucson Sector Border Patrol Agents at the I-19 checkpoint near Amado.

The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $2 million. The driver was arrested and taken to the Nogales Border Patrol station, while the truck, trailer, and marijuana will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.