Sunday, July 24, 2011

Border Patrol finds 13 bundles of pot

The following is a rundown of activities that occurred within 24 hours on July 21 and July 22 in the Tucson sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.

(CAG) Casa Grande Station agents discovered 13 bundles of marijuana yesterday abandoned in the West Desert. The bundles, weighing 667 pounds with an estimated value of $333,500, were transported to the Casa Grande Station for processing.

(AJO) Ajo Station agents discovered human remains yesterday near Sentinel, Ariz. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was notified and took custody of the scene.

People attempting to cross the Sonoran Desert on foot face extremely hazardous conditions, yet smugglers continue to put their lives in danger by leading them through the harsh terrain. Smugglers are also known to abandon anyone in the group physically unable to continue.

Submitted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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