Border Patrol seizes 685 pounds of marijuana
YUMA,, Ariz. -- Authorities said Border Patrol agents have seized 685 pounds of marijuana in two cases early this week.
The Border Patrol said agents patrolling near Gila Bend southwest of Phoenix early Monday morning found 12 abandoned bundles containing about 277 pounds of marijuana hidden along Interstate 8. The agency said the drug was valued at about $138,500.
Later the same day, authorities said agents patrolling an area north of Gila Bend came across a black SUV containing about 408 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $204,000. Two suspects were taken into custody.