May 14, 2014 2:30 AM by Marissa Esquivel

Border Patrol seizes $1M+ in drugs, weapons and vehicles

TUCSON - The Tucson Sector Border Patrol seized over $1.1 million worth of narcotics, weapons, vehicles and arrested 20 suspects last week.

On May 3, agents arrested two U.S. citizens on Highway 80 checkpoint near Tombstone for suspicion of smuggling narcotics.

The canine unit discovered 98 wrapped bricks of marijuana concealed within the door panels of a Lincoln Continental, the drugs found were valued to be nearly $54,000.

On May 6, Tucson Sector agents seized over $13,000 worth of methamphetamine from a passenger shuttle van near the Interstate 19 checkpoint. Agents found the package concealed under the lining of a baby's car seat. The passenger responsible was arrested for narcotic smuggling.

In a separate incident, agents were notified by the Tohono O' Odham Police Department of a potential home invasion near Vaya Chin, Arizona. Agents arrived on scene to provide assistance and conducted an extensive search of the area; resulting in the discovery of a shotgun, ammunition and more than $23,000 worth of marijuana.

Later that evening, agents arrested two adult female subjects for narcotic smuggling during a vehicle stop near the Highway 80 checkpoint. Agents confiscated 71 bundles of marijuana hidden in the vehicle's quarter panels. The seizure was valued at approximately $53,000.

May 8, agents arrested 15 illegal immigrants and seized more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana near Kupk, Arizona.

Pictures of all incidents below


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