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Good boy: BP dog sniffs out $68K in marijuana at checkpoint

A Border Patrol canine led agents from the Willcox station to more than $68,000 in marijuana stashed inside a truck at the checkpoint near Tombstone on Thursday morning, authorities said. 

Two people were arrested when Dax, one of the Border Patrol's drug detecting canines, alerted to the presence of drugs in their Honda Ridgeline, said a spokesman with Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. 

Inside the Ridgeline, agents found 65 packages of marijuana, he said. 

"Border Patrol canines are a vital law enforcement tool with a heighten sense of smell and can alert agents to various odors such as concealed humans and contraband," the spokesman said. 

The couple, identified only as a 23-year old man and 25-year-old woman, were arrested for smuggling, and the drugs and the vehicle were seized. 

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'Dax', one of the Border Patrol's drug-detecting canines, sits in front of a load of marijuana stashed in the Honda Ridgeline.