About $4.5 million in pot busted by Tucson border agents

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

TUCSON – Border agents working in the Tucson sector busted approximately $4.5 million in marijuana.

Agents made four pot seizures in the past two days, totaling over 5,600 pounds.

A news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says agents responded to suspected illegal immigrant traffic in three incidents and found abandoned vehicles with loads of marijuana.

In a fourth incident agents reported spotting a group of backpackers carrying what appeared to be contraband but when the agents arrived at the spot the group had fled back into Mexico, leaving their load behind.

The USBP news release indicates agents remain “steadfast in their commitment to protect the border and our communities from all threats, including illegal drugs.”

Border agents working in Tucson have seized over 552,000 pound of pot with an estimated street value of $442 million during this year.