Border Patrol agents seize marijuana, ATVs

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Tucson Sector Border Patrol seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.3 million and two all-terrain vehicles in two separate incidents Friday.

Casa Grande Station agents using detection technology responded to suspected illegal activity Friday morning and followed tire tracks to an abandoned vehicle concealed in a brush pile. 

The agents found 90 bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 1,900 pounds and valued at $953,000. 

The vehicle and narcotics were seized. 

Later on Friday, Ajo Station agents detected and followed ATV tracks in the Cabeza Prieta Wildlife Refuge. The tracks led agents to two abandoned ATVs concealed with camouflage and loaded with 724 pounds of marijuana.

Record checks on the ATVs revealed one had been reported stolen. It was turned over to the Pima County Sheriff's Office. The marijuana, valued at $362,000, and the second ATV were seized and transported for processing. 

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