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BRIEF: Border Agents Find Ton of Pot on Tohono O’Odham Reservation

August 1, 2008

By The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson

Aug. 1–Border Patrol agents discovered more than one ton of marijuana in an abandoned pickup truck Friday morning on the Tohono O’odham Reservation.

At 1 a.m., agents patrolling near the village of Gunsite noticed suspicious car tracks, said a news release from the agency. They followed the tracks and found a Chevrolet pickup truck spray-painted black.

They found 164 bundles of marijuana weighing 2,800 pounds, the release said. The marijuana has an estimated value of $1.6 million, using figures from the National Drug Intelligence Center.

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