Border Patrol interrupts another smuggling attempt | Crime
Early this morning agents with the Casa Grande Station seized over 1,600 pounds of marijuana, that was being smuggled across the border into the U.S.
Agents arrived on the scene near Stanfield, Arizona and found an abandoned Chevrolet Tahoe, that had earlier been identified as a suspected smuggling vehicle. It was observed that five subjects fled the scene before agents arrived, and could not be located.
When agents searched the Tahoe they found 74 bundles of marijuana, that weighed close to 1,657 pounds and was worth an estimated $828,500. Both the drugs and the truck were seized. The drug bundles were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for processing.
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized an abandoned vehicle loaded with 74 bundles of marijuana with a total weight of 1,657 pounds this morning.
Casa Grande Station agents working near Stanfield, Ariz., using detection technology identified a suspected smuggling vehicle. Further observation by agents revealed five subjects fleeing the vehicle. Upon arrival to the location, agents discovered an abandoned Chevrolet Tahoe containing 74 bundles of marijuana. No subjects were located, but the vehicle and marijuana were seized. The narcotics, worth an estimated $828,500, will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. (Pictures Available)