Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize $314,650 worth of pot; arrests in other incidents

2014-02-20T17:45:00Z Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seize $314,650 worth of pot; arrests in other incidentsCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized an estimated $314,650 worth of marijuana, and made arrests in other incidents last week, authorities said.

In addition to the drug seizure, four people were arrested and three vehicles and a loaded handgun were also seized, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said in a news release Thursday.

According to the release:

  • On Feb. 13, agents received a tip about a suspicious vehicle near a house in Sonoita. Agents found an abandoned truck with nearly 630 pounds of marijuana. 
  • On Feb. 14, a man was arrested for human smuggling at an Interstate 19 checkpoint after agents discovered two undocumented men hiding in the trunk of a Toyota Camry.
  • On Feb. 16, a tip led to the arrest of a Mexican national who attempted to flee from a vehicle near Marana. The man was captured about 20 yards from the vehicle, and agents also found a loaded handgun nearby.

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