BP agents seize pot worth nearly $1 million, stolen SUV - Tucson News Now

BP agents seize pot worth nearly $1 million, stolen SUV

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Bundles found inside stolen SUV in desert. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Bundles found inside stolen SUV in desert. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

According to a Border Patrol release, on March 6 agents found an abandoned vehicle loaded with nearly a ton of marijuana.

Agents received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the desert near Sil Nakya, on the Tohono O'odham Nation west of Tucson.  When agents arrived at the scene where the vehicle was last seen they discovered tire tracks and followed them. 

The tracks led agents to an abandoned GMC Yukon, according to the release.  BP agents searched the vehicle and found 91 bundles of marijuana inside, but were not able to locate the driver of the vehicle or any other contraband after a further search of the area.

The bundles, weighing more than 1,900 pounds were worth an estimated $969,425.  According to the BP release, a records check of the vehicle showed it had been reported stolen out of Glendale. 

Both the vehicle and drugs were seized for processing.

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