$1.6 Million of marijuana found in cloned vehicle at border

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Attempt to clone Fish and Wildlife decal (photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection) By Jayson Chesler Attempt to clone Fish and Wildlife decal (photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection) By Jayson Chesler
Flatbed trailer with hidden compartment filled with marijuana (photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection) By Jayson Chesler Flatbed trailer with hidden compartment filled with marijuana (photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection) By Jayson Chesler
Seized vehicle and flatbed trailer next to international boundary fence (photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection) By Jayson Chesler Seized vehicle and flatbed trailer next to international boundary fence (photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection) By Jayson Chesler

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Border Patrol agents in Tucson seized a cloned vehicle and flatbed trailer filled with more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana, according to a Customs and Border Protection press release. The vehicle was displaying fake decals in an attempt to pose as a government vehicle.

Agents working east of Douglas Station responded to reports of suspected smuggling activity and found the flatbed truck driving parallel with the international boundary fence. The agents tried to make contact with the driver, but the truck came to a sudden stop.

Two suspects were seen fleeing south into Mexico from the stopped truck. Agents searched the truck and found bundles of marijuana inside of various hidden compartments.  The marijuana's estimated worth is $1.6 million.

The truck was using the fake decals to disguise itself as a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services vehicle. The truck and the drugs were seized. The suspects were not captured.