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2 Arizona drug busts net $1.5M worth of marijuana

WHY, Ariz. — Nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana worth more than
three-quarters of $1 million have been found in the southern Arizona desert.

U.S. Border Patrol agents working east of the community of Why found the drugs
inside an abandoned SUV on Thursday. Agents estimate the 66 large bundles that
were stuffed into the back of the vehicle are worth nearly $745,000.

The SUV was parked in a large thicket. A records check showed it had been
reported stolen in Nevada.

A high-dollar bust was also made Thursday night by the Maricopa County
Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrested four people and seized $47,000 in cash and
more than 1,570 pounds of marijuana after serving a warrant at a home in

The sheriff’s office says the seizure was worth more than $785,000.


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