Border Patrol seizes more than ton of pot over holiday
Abandoned vehicles yield more than $1 million in marijuana
More than 2,100 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1 million were seized by the Border Patrol over the Memorial Day Weekend, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Nogales Station agents found an abandoned vehicle in the desert Saturday, which they’d earlier tried to stop from evading the I-19 checkpoint, that was loaded with 366 pounds of pot worth about $183,000.
On Sunday, agents in Ajo using surveillance equipment detected a vehicle traveling off-road with no headlights near Papago Farms. The vehicle was later found abandoned and contained 1,773 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $886,500. Two illegal immigrants were apprehended in the area, the agency said.