Over 360 pounds of marijuana were seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 8 and Russell Road, according to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.
The nine bails of marijuana were found by a deputy on patrol on Aug. 22. along with several backpacks containing hand-held radios.
“Based on the evidence on scene, we believe the subjects in the trailer had recently been picked up along the interstate after smuggling narcotics into the United States,” said Sheriff Paul Babeu in the release.
10 suspects fled the scene after the deputy caught up to the vehicle and searched the SUV and trailer.
“Despite being outnumbered we will continue targeting smugglers who use this and other corridors in our county for their illegal activity,” Babeu said.
All evidence, including the vehicle and trailer were seized by the PCSO Anti Smuggling Unit.