A man is facing a drug smuggling charge after Nogales Border Patrol agents seized eight bundles of marijuana from his vehicle Tuesday night.

Agents referred the 34-year-old Apache Junction man for a secondary inspection of his Chrysler Concorde at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint.

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During the inspection, officers found the marijuana within trash bags in the trunk. The drugs are valued at more than $86,000, an agency news release said.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.