State Troopers Seize Major Marijuana Stash Near Nogales

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State troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety made a major discovery last Tuesday, seizing more than a ton of marijuana just north of the Nogales border.

The incident occurred around 10:40 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24 on I-19.

According to a DPS release, a trooper stopped a vehicle traveling north on I-19 for unsafe lane usage, but the driver ran from the vehicle into a wooded area near the interstate. The driver was not caught, but state troopers discovered a massive amount of marijuana during their search of the vehicle.

They found 129 bundles of marijuana, weighing 2,655 pounds and worth an estimated $929,250 according to DPS.

This is another example of how DPS aims to disrupt criminal activity by domestic and transnational criminal organizations throughout the state and border.

Please visit the official website of the Arizona Department of Public Safety for more information. 

Photo: Arizona Department of Public Safety

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