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Oct 17, 2011 5:55 PM

Nearly 2 tons of pot found near Sells

TUCSON - Federal agents have seized more than 3,700 pounds of marijuana on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, near Sells.

Shadow Wolves officers worked information they developed about a suspected drug smuggling attemmpt near Ventana, Arizona, a village on the Nation, and from that, they managed to track down two vehicles that left tire tracks through the desert near the village.

They followed the tracks and found a Chevy pickup truck, hidden in some brush and concealed with a camouglage tarp.

The truck had more than 1,900 pounds, wrapped in 84 separate bundles.

A short time later,, they located a Chevy SUV that contained more than 1800 pounds.

Together they think the value of the two seizures is nearly $1.9 million.

"The Shadow Wolves are well known for not giving up when they've caught the scent of a smuggling attempt," said Rodney Irby, assistant special agent in charge of Immigration and Customs enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in Sells.

"In this case, they were able to work closely with the Tohono O'odham police to make this significant seizure," Irby added.

So far, there are no arrests in this ongoing investigation.

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