Border Patrol agents arrested two Tucson men after they tossed bundles of marijuana from their vehicle as they fled from agents east of Tombstone.
Agents tried to stop the Dodge Charger south of Pearce, but the driver fled toward Tombstone while the bundles of marijuana were thrown out the window, according to a news release from the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. The suspects stopped and fled on foot, but agents arrested them.
The suspects are U.S. citizens, age 23 and 25, according to the news release. Agents found more than 200 pounds of marijuana.
The arrest came a day after two Tucson teenagers were arrested on suspicion of human smuggling after they fled a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 19 with two Mexican citizens in the trunk of their car. They crashed on I-19.
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Curt has been with the Star since 2015. He covered the border, immigration and federal courts. He now is the Opinion editor at the Star. He previously worked at the Nogales International.