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BP finds more than 1,400 lbs of abandoned pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana in two incidents since Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Ajo Station agents on horseback working with a CBP Office of Air and Marine crew tracked a group of suspected drug smugglers walking in the West Desert on Thursday, the Border Patrol said.

As agents approached, the suspected smugglers fled. Agents found 500 pounds of marijuana worth $250,000, the Border Patrol said.

Because of the rugged terrain, agents were unable to capture any of the people, the Border Patrol said.

On Friday, agents on all-terrain vehicles found 41 bundles of marijuana inside an abandoned vehicle on F.R. 21, west of Sells, the Border Patrol said.

The pot, which weighed 935 pounds and is worth $467,000, was seized and taken with the vehicle to the Ajo Station for processing, the Border Patrol said.

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