$1.7M in pot found in 2 vehicles hidden in brush - Tucson News Now

$1.7M in pot found in 2 vehicles hidden in brush

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

More than 3,400 pounds of marijuana was seized by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents Tuesday.

The stash, worth an estimated $1.7 million, was found in two vehicles hidden in brush in separate locations.

Casa Grande Station agents, working with an air patrol unit near Arizona City, discovered one of the abandoned vehicles. Agents found 87 bundles of marijuana weighing 1,964 pounds and valued at $982,000.  

A short time later, agents and air patrol units from the Customs and Border protection Office of Air and Marine working near Komelik responded to reports of suspected narcotics smuggling.

They discovered an abandoned vehicle concealed in brush under a tarp. Inside the vehicle, agents found 61 bundles of marijuana weighing almost 1,481 pounds and worth about $740,500.

Both vehicles had been reported stolen and were turned over to the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force. The narcotics were taken to the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station for processing.

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