Border Patrol agents seize more than $1.6 million worth of marijuana

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Nogales Border Patrol agents found more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana inside an abandoned vehicle. By Andrew Michalscheck Nogales Border Patrol agents found more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana inside an abandoned vehicle. By Andrew Michalscheck
Wilcox Station agents at the State Highway 80 checkpoint found bundles of marijuana stacked in a truck’s cab and bed. By Andrew Michalscheck Wilcox Station agents at the State Highway 80 checkpoint found bundles of marijuana stacked in a truck’s cab and bed. By Andrew Michalscheck

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized several thousand pounds worth marijuana on Tuesday after coming across two abandoned vehicles.

Wilcox Station agents at the State Highway 80 checkpoint received a report of a suspected smuggling vehicle trying to drive around the checkpoint. Agents investigated and found a GMC pickup with bundles of marijuana stacked in the truck’s cab and bed. No one was found in the area.

Nogales Border Patrol agents made a similar discovery after they saw a suspicious truck near the international boundary and a suspect running into Mexico.

Agents seized the truck and found more than 1,900 pounds of pot inside.

All told, more than 3,250 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $1.6 million was seized on Tuesday.

Anyone who notices any suspicious behavior can contact the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435.