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Border agents seize drugs, guns while trying to stop smugglers near Sierra Vista

Border Patrol agents seized nearly 72 pounds of marijuana, an AK-style semi-automatic rifle, and a Colt handgun while trying to intercept a group of smugglers near Sierra Vista, Arizona on Friday, authorities said. 

Agents from the Brian A. Terry station near Naco found the weapons and drugs while attempting to apprehend smugglers moving through the Brown Canyon area, just west of Sierra Vista. 

The suspected smugglers avoided capture, said a spokesman from Tucson Sector Border Patrol. 

However, agents with the Tucson Sector's Special Operations Group with help from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office are continuing to search for the men in the Huachuca Mountains, he said. 

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