Tucson Border Patrol agents seize marijuana, heroin

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

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector recovered a stolen vehicle and seized more than 2,200 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $1.1 million, as well as 1.6 pounds of heroin valued at approximately $21,760.

Casa Grande Station agents assigned to the Motorbike Unit were tracking a group of suspected drug smugglers Monday when they discovered five bundles of marijuana, weighing 342 pounds, concealed in heavy brush.

While searching the area, agents also found a backpack containing a 1.6-pound package of heroin.

The marijuana and heroin, with a combined value of almost $193,000, were transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing.

In another incident Monday, Casa Grande agents tracking a vehicle traveling off-road in the West Desert discovered the vehicle abandoned and concealed in brush.

The agents discovered 80 bundles of marijuana weighing 1,895 pounds and worth approximately $947,500 inside the vehicle.

The marijuana and vehicle, reported stolen out of Litchfield Park, Ariz., were transported to the station for processing.