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Busy Busting: Border Patrol nets $1 million in drugs from multiple incidents

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Marijuana found near Tombstone (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) Marijuana found near Tombstone (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
Meth found in a child's car seat (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection) Meth found in a child's car seat (Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Twenty people are under arrest, and more than $1 million in narcotics won't be hitting the streets after a series of Border Patrol busts over the past week.

OnMay 3, agents arrested two U.S. citizens at the Highway80 checkpoint near Tombstone, Arizona. A K-9 officer sniffed out 98wrapped bricks of marijuana concealed within the cabin and door panels of aLincoln Continental. The seizure was valued at nearly $54,000. 

Agents seized more than $13,000 worth of methamphetamine from apassenger shuttle van on May 6 at the Interstate 19 checkpoint.  It was hidden under the lining of a baby's car seat. 

The same day, agents found out about a potential home invasion near Vaya Chin, Arizona. Agentsarrived on scene to assist tribal police and found a shotgun, ammunition and more than $23,000worth of marijuana.

Laterthat evening, agents arrested two women during a vehicle stop near the Highway 80 checkpoint.  Agents found 71bundles of marijuana hidden in the vehicle's quarter panels, worth about $53,000.

On May 8, agents arrested 15 illegal immigrants and seized more than 1,900 pounds ofmarijuana near Kupk, Arizona.

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