Tucson Sector agents seize $1.3M in drugs last week

2014-02-03T16:04:00Z 2014-02-03T16:19:02Z Tucson Sector agents seize $1.3M in drugs last weekArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 03, 2014 4:04 pm  • 

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized more than 2,500 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $1.3 million last week.

 Here were some of the incidents:

  • On Jan. 25, agents at the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Tubac discovered six packaged bundles of crystal methamphetamine concealed around the waist and groin area of a man, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection. The drugs were worth more than $47,400, the release said.
  • The largest seizure of the week occurred Thursday near Marana when agents detected tire tracks leading off road into a brush area where they discovered an abandoned Chevrolet truck. A search of the vehicle revealed 16 shotgun shells and 30 bricks of marijuana inside the cab and bed of the truck. The value of the narcotics was estimated at approximately $402,575.
  • On Jan. 28, agents patrolling near Topowa arrested four illegal immigrants and seized more than 562 pounds of marijuana in the immediate vicinity.

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