AJO -- U.S. Border Patrol agents found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana abandoned in the desert near Ajo.
On Monday, Border Patrol agents located the footprints of a group of people who apparently entered the United States illegally.
After tracking the group for several hours, the agents found multiple backpacks of marijuana.
The agents conducted a thorough search of the immediate area, but no individuals were found.
Agent David Jimarez said the marijuana has an estimated value of more than $850,000.