More than $600k in abandoned drugs recovered thanks in part to K9, ATV units | Crime
Earlier this week Border Patrol seized over $682,000 in drugs in four separate incidents.
The first happened when BP agents responded to a report of possible smuggling going on near the village of Pia Oik. Agents with the Ajo Horse Patrol Unit arrived to find four apparently abandoned bundles of marijuana. The bundles weighed in at 292 pounds, with an estimated value of $146,000.
Ajo agents also were responsible for the next two seizures, one using ATV’s and the second with the field training unit. The ATV agents came upon nearly 249 pounds of abandoned marijuana bundles, worth $124,500 near the Lukeville Port of Entry; while agents with the Field Training Unit found six bundles at 268 pounds, worth $134,000.
The last incident was thanks to a Nogales BP canine team. The canine team, assisted by the Office of Air and Marine found 11 bundles, also abandoned that weighed in at 556 pounds and were worth $278,000.
All drugs seized will be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.