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Feds seize nearly ton of marijuana in Rio Rico

RIO RICO, Ariz. — Federal authorities say they’ve seized nearly a ton of
marijuana found in a southern Arizona stash house.

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland
Security Investigations stopped a large drug smuggling attempt Monday in Rio
Rico.

During the course of a drug smuggling investigation, members of the HSI-led
task force developed information that a Rio Rico home was being used as a
staging area for smuggled drugs.

Task force members along with officers from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s
Office and the Nogales Police Department got permission from the homeowner for a
search.

Authorities discovered 75 bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 1,800
pounds.

ICE officials said Tuesday that no arrests have yet been made in the case,
which remains under investigation.

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