TUCSON, AZ - Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona seized a drug load worth over $1.5 million early Friday.
According to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the drugs were being transported in a highly modified vehicle set up for smuggling.
Agents in the Ajo area began searching just after 2 a.m. after a report of possible smuggling activity.
Along with a CBP helicopter, agents quickly located a 2000 Toyota Tundra loaded with 90 bundles of marijuana.
The truck had recently been abandoned by smugglers and was well hidden under a camouflage tarp.
Authorities said the truck had no license plate, no registration and had been highly modified for cross-country travel and transporting heavy loads.
The marijuana was seized and will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was also seized.