Posted: Jul 23, 2012 2:24 PM
Updated: Jul 23, 2012 2:31 PM
TUCSON - Over $1.3 million-worth of marijuana was seized in a single incident after a Tucson Sector Border Patrol officer attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle and the occupants bailed out.
On Sunday, a Border Patrol agent attempted to stop a suspicious truck driving on Forest Service Road 49, when the driver and passenger abandoned their vehicle, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection. The truck was carrying 483 bundles of marijuana in its cab and bed, which was covered with plywood.
A CBP helicopter, a K-9 unit and other agents conducted an extensive search for suspects, but were unable to find them, the release states. The 2,773 pounds of marijuana and the vehicle were seized by authorities.
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