I-19 traffic stop near Nogales nets over a ton of marijuana
Oct. 27, 2017
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says 129 bales containing over 2,600 pounds (1179 kilograms) of marijuana were found in a van after a traffic stop on Interstate 19 near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The DPS says the man driving the northbound van stopped by a trooper Tuesday night near Nogales ran off into woods near the highway and wasn't caught.
The DPS says the marijuana seized has a value of nearly $1 million.