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Updated Aug 21, 2013 - 4:12 pm

More than 6,100 pounds of pot seized in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 6,100
pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents in southern Arizona.

U.S. Border Patrol agents responded to reports of suspected narcotics smuggling
east of Douglas on Tuesday afternoon.

Two Mexican men were arrested and a search of their pickup truck turned up more
than 1,500 pounds of marijuana, valued at $777,000.

The names of the two arrested men weren’t immediately released Wednesday.

A short time later, agents from the Nogales Station came across an abandoned
van near the Mexico border.

They say 189 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 4,600 pounds were found
inside the vehicle. The marijuana is valued at more than $2.3 million.

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