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Border Patrol seizes 174 pounds of marijuana in Arizona

August 9, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents in Nogales, Arizona have seized nearly 174 pounds (79 kilograms) of marijuana from the trunk of a car.

The agency said Wednesday that officers conducting a second inspection at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint on Tuesday night found the drugs in a car trunk. The 34-year-old man from Apache Junction driving the car was arrested.

Agents estimated the marijuana was worth more than $86,000.

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