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BP finds 1,056 pounds of pot by tracking footprints

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BP finds 1,056 pounds of pot by tracking footprints

23 bundles found hidden in rocks

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents tracking a set of footprints in the West Desert on Wednesday discovered 23 bundles of marijuana weighing 1,056 pounds, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

Ajo Station agents working in a remote mountainous area east of Lukeville located the footprints. There was an attempt to cover the prints with carpet, the Border Patrol said in a Thursday press release.

Agents were able to track the prints to a nearby mountain pass where they discovered the bundles of marijuana hidden within the rocks, the Border Patrol said.

The drugs were seized and transported to the Ajo Station for processing.

Tracking is one of the oldest tools used by agents to detect criminal activity. Since the agency’s creation in 1924, agents have relied heavily on the skill, the Border Patrol said.

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