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American arrested, 405 lbs. of pot seized

U.S. citizen accused of smuggling drugs in hidden compartment of truck

  • Border Patrol agents and Homeland Security Investigations officers found 92 bundles of marijuana hidden in a compartment below this truck's bed Thursday.
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionBorder Patrol agents and Homeland Security Investigations officers found 92 bundles of marijuana hidden in a compartment below this truck's bed Thursday.

A U.S. citizen was arrested on federal drug charges Thursday after agents from the Tucson Sector Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations found 92 bundles of marijuana in a hidden compartment in the person’s truck, Customs and Border Protection said.

Douglas Station agents and HIS officers, working in a joint enforcement operation, stopped the person’s pickup and found the drugs, which weighed 405 pounds and are worth $202,500, in a concealed compartment below the truck’s bed.

The driver, an unidentified U.S. citizen, was held for federal prosecution and the marijuana and vehicle were seized, the Border Patrol said.

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