Border Patrol agents seize $1.1M in marijuana

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Border Patrol agents stationed in Ajo seized more than $1.1 million in marijuana Thursday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

CBP said three separate seizures by Tucson Sector agents resulted in approximately 107 bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 2,269 pounds total.

Agents seized more than 1,700 pounds of pot from an abandoned Chevrolet Tahoe after following suspicious tire tracks. According to CBP, the vehicle was reported stolen earlier this month.

Later in the day, a helicopter crew from the Office of Air and Marine's Tucson Air Branch searched an area west of Ajo where two suspected illegal immigrants were apprehended and spotted two bundles of marijuana.

An air crew directed agents to 10 more bundles abandoned in a remote desert area after seeing a group of possible drug smugglers.

CBP said agents will hand the marijuana over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Tohono O'odham police officers took possession of the Tahoe.