CBP: Three people, five vehicles and more than $2.8 million in drugs seized by Tucson Border Patrol

Three people were arrested and five vehicles containing more than $2.8 million in drugs were seized by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents, according to officials.

The first incident occurred on May 18 when an abandoned, stolen vehicle, containing almost 1,900 pounds of marijuana worth more than $900,000, was discovered near San Simon, Ariz. Agents seized the drugs, and the vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Phoenix, was turned over to Tohono O'odham police.

The second incident occurred on May 21 when agents discovered and seized another abandoned all-terrain vehicle, containing seven bundles of marijuana worth almost $167,000, near Why, Ariz.

Another incident occurred on May 25 when a third stolen vehicle, containing more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana worth almost $933,000, was discovered and seized near Cobabi, Ariz., according to the release.

On May 27 a fourth abandoned vehicle was discovered after agents responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near Sells, Ariz. The vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Phoenix, contained 72 bricks of marijuana worth almost $806,000, in the Dodge trucks bed and cab, according to the release.

The final incident occurred on May 28 when agents arrested two U.S. citizens who were attempting to smuggle an illegal immigrant in the trunk of their car near Nogales, AZ.

The Tucson Sector Border Patrol seized and processed all of the drugs and vehicles.


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