More than $1 million worth of marijuana has been seized by Tucson border patrol agents in two separate cases in the past week.
Ajo Border Patrol agents seized 476 pounds of marijuana on March 7, in the village of Pia Oik on the Tohono O'odham Nation near Why, AZ, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A search for suspects came up with nothing.
On March 13, agents from the Brian A. Terry Station seized an abandoned Chevrolet pickup truck with more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana near Naco, AZ.
Sensors and cameras lead agents to three tucks traveling north from the border. When agents followed the vehicles, two returned to Mexican and the other was abandoned on the U.S. side of the border.
The truck had 79 bundles of marijuana worth nearly $840,000. No suspects were found.
CBP recommends reporting suspicious activity by calling 1-877-872-7435.
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