$618,000 IN MARIJUANA SEIZED AFTER TRUCK ILLEGALLY DRIVES INTO UNITED STATES
Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle that illegally entered into the United States near Yuma, Arizona.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., a station agent patrolling southeast of Yuma encountered two vehicles traveling away from the U.S./Mexico International Border. As the agent approached the vehicles, both drivers immediately turned around and headed back toward Mexico.
Agents were able to pursue and stop one vehicle, seizing more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana and apprehending one suspect. The narcotics had an estimated street value of nearly $618,000.
The other vehicle fled back into Mexico. The narcotics and vehicle were seized.