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Authorities seize almost 3,000 pounds of marijuana from horse trailer

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Agents found 116 bundles of marijuana, which weighed more than 2,900 pounds, in the trailer. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Agents found 116 bundles of marijuana, which weighed more than 2,900 pounds, in the trailer. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Agents with the Santa Cruz County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Investigative Task Force seized 2,900 pounds of marijuana being hauled in a horse trailer on Highway 82 that. 

According to agents with the task force, they received information that a vehicle traveling south on the highway from Patagonia to Nogales was pulling a horse trailer loaded with bundles of marijuana. 

The driver of the vehicle ran from the scene and is still at large after being pulled over by a Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputy, according to officials.

Agents found 116 bundles of marijuana, which weighed more than 2,900 pounds, in the trailer with a horse.

There have been no arrests made in this case and it remains under investigation. 

The horse was turned over to Santa Cruz County Animal Control.

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