Authorities chase drug suspects, ends in crash

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NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- Mexican authorities detained the driver of a drug-filled SUV in Nogales, Sonora, after eluding capture by U.S. officials. The chase started in Rio Rico about 8 p.m. Tuesday and ended at the DeConcini Port of Entry.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Rio Rico notified local law enforcement agencies as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol as the driver of the white SUV raced southbound on Interstate 19.

A Nogales Police Department spokesman says Mexican authorities detained the driver and his cargo.

Southern Arizona authorities say they could see bundles inside the SUV and an amount of marijuana was seized.

There's no word yet from Mexican authorities on how much pot was recovered.

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Information from: Nogales International, http://www.nogalesinternational.com/

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