Border Patrol seizes $2.2 million worth of pot
Local boarder patrol agents seized 4,585 pounds of marijuana totaling $2.2 million during three separate occasions on Monday.
According to a release, Ajo Station agents in the All-Terrain Unit initially found an abandoned Chevy Suburban near Why, Ariz., filled with 85 bundles of marijuana. The vehicle's contents, about 1,724 pounds of marijuana, was worth about $862,000.
Agents subsequently discovered another vehicle containing an estimated 1,340 pounds of marijuana. The 2003 Chevy Tahoe contained 66 bundles with an estimated worth of $670,000. By the end of the night, agents near Pia Oik village located another deserted vehicle with the same year, make and model containing 76 bundles of drugs. Weighing 1,521 pounds, the marijuana has an approximate value of $760,500.
All three vehicles were taken to Ajo Station where they will ultimately be transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration.