Border Patrol claims major hauls in Tucson sector

Posted on July 7th, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , , .

TucsonIn three separate incidents in 24 hours July 6, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector seized more than 3,000 pounds of cannabis, claiming an estimated value of $1.5 million. In the first bust, a canine unit alerted to a vehicle during an inspection at the Hwy. 80 checkpoint, turning up 88 small bundles of cannabis concealed in the vehicle's compartments. The driver, a US citizen, is facing federal charges.

Next, a CBP helicopter detected "suspicious activity" northeast of Lukeville, Ariz. Agents responded to the location and recovered 42 bundles of cannabis, weighing 1,915 pounds. Three Mexican nationals were arrested. Next, agents recovered 12 bundles of cannabis that had been abandoned in the desert north of Lukeville, weighing 959 pounds. (MyFoxPhoenix, July 6)

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