Nearly $3 million in drugs seized from abandoned vehicles

(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson Sector Border Patrolagents seized nearly $3 million worth of drugs in three abandoned vehicles nearNaco, Ariz. this weekend.

Brian A. Terry Border Patrol StationAgents discovered 334 bundles of marijuana in the vehicles Sunday with the helpof detection technology. The drugs weighed around 5,200 pounds, according to officials.

Inside the vehicles, agentsfound a combined 334 bundles of marijuana

The narcotics, estimated to be worthapproximately $2.6 million, will be turned over to the DEA. The vehicles werealso seized.

According to Border Patrol,smugglers may abandon their contraband to elude apprehension and subsequentprosecution.

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