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BP agents seize 1,440 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,440 pounds of abandoned marijuana worth $720,000 in separate incidents Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Casa Grande agents on horseback found 17 bundles of pot in a wash south of Sells while responding to reports of possible drug smuggling, the Border Patrol said.

The drugs weighed 920 pounds and are worth $460,000, the Border Patrol said.

Douglas agents, responding to a tip of suspected smuggling, stopped two vehicles trying to return to Mexico illegally. As agents approached, a group of occupants fled the vehicles on foot into Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

One truck contained 424 bricks of marijuana hidden in door panels, the back seat and under the truck's bed. The drugs weighed 520 pounds and are valued at $260,000, the Border Patrol said.

The vehicles were seized and the drugs were to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Border Patrol said.

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Jan 13, 2012, 6:11 pm
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But, but, I thought these people were just coming here to do the jobs Americans won’t do.

Oh, maybe they are!!!

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Border Patrol agents found 424 bricks of marijuana, weighing 520 pounds and worth $260,000, stashed in the back seat and hidden in the door panels and under the bed of this truck.