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West Desert Task Force

Border agents seize pot, stolen truck

More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana and a stolen pickup were seized Tuesday night in the West Desert, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Border Patrol agents and a CBP helicopter crew, all assigned to the multi-agency West Desert Task Force, responded to detection equipment and found a truck covered by a tarp, CBP said.

Ajo agents dispatched to the scene found 71 bundles of marijuana inside the truck. The drugs weighed 1,522 pounds and are wroth $761,000, CBP said.

The drugs were seized and the truck, which was reported stolen out of Goodyear, was turned over to the Tohono O'odham Police Department, CBP said.

The West Desert Task Force is made of up agents and deputies from the Tucson Sector Border Patrol, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the Pinal County Sheriff's Department.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

More than 1,500 pounds of marijuana from this truck in West Desert Task Force operations Tuesday.