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Border agents seize 1K pounds of marijuana, arrest 12

TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities said a dozen suspected drug smugglers have been
arrested and 1,250 pounds of marijuana seized by agents patrolling in southern
Arizona.

The U.S. Border Patrol said agents from its Ajo station called in air support
late Tuesday night after spotting the group of smugglers carrying bundles of
marijuana.

The agency said 11 adults and one juvenile were arrested, and all will face
federal smuggling charges.

Authorities estimated the marijuana to be worth about $625,000.

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