Saturday, January 27, 2007

Border Patrol find 1,600 lbs. of pot in truck abandoned at Cabeza Prieta national refuge

Border Patrol agents working at a remote campsite in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge this week found more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana in an abandoned truck.

Late one evening, Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue agents spotted tire tracks near the boundary of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Cabeza Prieta, said the Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman.

They notified agents working at Camp Grip, 60 miles southwest of Ajo where agents stay for about seven days at a time. The agents followed the tracks and found 354 bundles of marijuana inside an abandoned 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck that had been reported stolen in California.

The 1,627 pounds of marijuana has an estimated value of $1.627 million.

1 comment:

Please be civil. Thank you.