Agents found 3,146 lbs of marijuana in abandoned vehicles

Agents found 3,146 lbs of marijuana in abandoned vehicles

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Station apprehended two vehicles and seized 3,146 pounds of marijuana.

On April 5, 2009, Border Patrol agents discovered a section of the International Boundary fence was cut near Avenue 8E. Two vehicles appeared to have entered the United States and headed north through the desert.

After tracking the vehicles about 10 miles, Border Patrol agents discovered an abandoned 2008 GMC Sierra containing several plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana inside the cab and bed. The occupants of the vehicle seemed to have been picked up by another vehicle.

Later, agents discovered about one mile west of the first vehicle an abandoned 2003 Chevy Silverado containing more marijuana. Agents also located four sets of footprints that led away from the vehicle back into Mexico.

The GMC Sierra had been reported stolen out of Yuma, Arizona, and the Chevy Silverado were turned over to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The 196 bundles of marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Source: US Customs and Border Protection

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