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Agents make marijuana bust in southern Arizona

YUMA, Ariz. — Federal agents have arrested 12 Mexican nationals accused of
smuggling drugs into the United States and seized hundreds of pounds of
marijuana.

U.S. Border Patrol agents working in southern Arizona made the arrests Friday
and Sunday.

Agents using night vision equipment say they spotted a group of six people
carrying 219 pounds of marijuana near Gila Bend on Friday. Another group of five
people were found carrying 236 pounds of marijuana near Sentinel.

The Border Patrol says those arrested were turned over to the Maricopa County
Sheriff’s Office.

On Sunday, agents took a man into custody who was watching over 109 pounds of
marijuana near the Mohawk Mountains.

The Border Patrol estimates the street value of the drugs at $282,000.

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