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BP says drug mule tried to conceal footprints

Agents seize 187 pounds of pot in burlap backpacks

  • Border Patrol agents apprehended a man they said was carrying a backpack full of marijuana Thursday south of Three Points.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionBorder Patrol agents apprehended a man they said was carrying a backpack full of marijuana Thursday south of Three Points.
  • The Border Patrol said the man they apprehended wore booties made of carpet over his shoes to conceal his footprints.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionThe Border Patrol said the man they apprehended wore booties made of carpet over his shoes to conceal his footprints.
  • Agents seized four backpacks containing 187 pounds of marijuana.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionAgents seized four backpacks containing 187 pounds of marijuana.
  • The suspected drug smuggler is loaded into a Border Patrol vehicle Thursday.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionThe suspected drug smuggler is loaded into a Border Patrol vehicle Thursday.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican man Thursday who was carrying bundles of marijuana in a burlap backpack and wearing booties made of carpet over his shoes to conceal his footprints, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

Agents patrolling south of Three Points saw the man crossing S.R. 286, apprehended him and found the drugs, the Border Patrol said in a press release.

Agents searched the area and discovered three more backpacks full of marijuana. The drugs had a combined weight of 187 pounds, the Border Patrol said.

The Border Patrol said smugglers often wear shoes covered by carpet to conceal footprints.

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