$1.6M worth of pot found in abandoned trucks
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents discovered more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana in two abandoned vehicles in separate incidents Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
Willcox Station agents at the S.R. 80 checkpoint responded to a report of a truck that was attempting to be driven around the checkpoint. The agents found the pickup abandoned on a nearby road with bundles of marijuana, which weighed 1,325 pounds and is worth $662,000, stacked in the cab and bed, the Border Patrol said.
Also on Tuesday, agents working on the east side of Nogales tracked a suspicous truck near the border and saw two people abandon the vehicle and flee into Mexico. The agents found more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana worth $967,150 stuffed inside the truck, the Border Patrol said.
Both vehicles were seized and the drugs were to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Border Patrol said.