Border Patrol seizes more than $2.8 million in drugsPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized five vehicles, more than $2.8 million in narcotics, and apprehended three subjects in connection with criminal cases last week.
On May 18, agents discovered an abandon vehicle loaded with nearly 1,900 pounds of marijuana, worth more than $900,000, near San Simon, Arizona. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Phoenix and was turned over to the Tohono O'odham Police Department. A search of the area yielded no additional evidence. (photos available)
On May 21, agents seized seven bundles of marijuana, worth in excess of $167,000, from an abandoned all-terrain vehicle near Why, Arizona. (photos available)
Agents confiscated a stolen vehicle near Cobabi, Arizona on May 25 with more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana valued in excess of $933,000. The vehicle was turned over to the Department of Public Safety. (photos available)
On May 27, agents responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Sells, Arizona, found an abandoned Dodge truck containing 72 bricks of marijuana - worth approximately $806,000 - in the truck's bed and cab. The vehicle, reported stolen out of Phoenix, was turned over to the Tohono O'odham Police Department.
During a vehicle stop May 28 near Nogales, Arizona, agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle an illegal immigrant in the trunk of a Ford Focus. The vehicle was turned over to Nogales Police Department. (photos available)
All subjects are being presented for prosecution. The drugs and ATV were processed for seizure in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.