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Border Patrol seizes nearly 1 ton of pot

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Border Patrol seizes nearly 1 ton of pot

Stolen vehicle also recovered

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly a ton of marijuana worth $974,000 and a stolen vehicle in two incidents Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Nogales Station agents apprehended a Mexican national early in the day who had illegally entered the United States with 134 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $67,000.

The person was taken to the Nogales Station for processing and was held for prosecution on federal drug charges.

Casa Grande Station agents found 84 bundles of marijuana after an Arizona Department of Public Safety air crew saw a vehicle hidden in brush about a mile south of Interstate 8 in the Vekol Valley area.

The abandoned pickup truck held the bundles of pot, which weighed 1,800 pounds and worth about $907,000.

A records check of the truck found it had been stolen out of Glendale. The truck and drugs were turned over to DPS.

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