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Border Patrol

Agents seize more than 1,200 lbs. of pot, arrest 4

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four people and seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Casa Grande Station agents with help from the Office of Marine and Air apprehended three people southwest of Sells and seized 12 bundles of marijuana that weighed 648 pounds, the Border Patrol said.

The drugs, which are worth $324,000, were seized and the people face possible federal drug charges, the Border Patrol said.

In a separate incident Friday, Sonoita Station agents tracked a vehicle driving off-road. The driver fled when agents tried to stop the vehicle, the Border Patrol said.

Agents later found the vehicle abandoned with 24 bundles of marijuana inside and were eventually located and arrested the driver, the Border Patrol said.

The marijuana, which weighed 619 pounds and is worth $309,500, were seized and the driver was held for possible federal charges, the Border Patrol said.

The drugs from both incidents were to be turned over the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Border Patrol said.

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