$1.5M in marijuana, camouflaged truck seized in S. Arizona

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.

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