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Jan 11, 2013 5:02 PM by Leasa Conze

Lost smuggling suspect asks Border Patrol for help

TUCSON - A suspected drug smuggler is under arrest, after asking directions from Sonoita Border Patrol agents, while allegedly hiding more than 600 pounds of marijuana in his truck.

The bust happened Thursday night.

Agents say the 21-year-old was hauling a load of lumber in the back of the pickup when he stopped to ask directions.

Based on the discussion, agents became suspicious that the driver might be involved in something illegal.

They brought in a canine unit and that's when they found 621 pounds of pot hidden in the stack of 2' by 4's covered with plywood.

The suspected smuggler is a U.S. citizen.

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