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Arizona authorities bust smuggling ring

TUCSON, Ariz. — A federal joint task force and Tohono O’odham police said
they’ve busted a major drug and human trafficking ring in southern Arizona and
arrested 12 people.

They accused the ring of smuggling more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana and
120 people into the county every month through the Tohono O’odham Nation to

The task force seized 167 pounds of marijuana, eight vehicles, two all-terrain
vehicles and $17,000 in cash after serving three search warrants.

Authorities said of the 12 arrested, eight are U.S. citizens and the others are
from Mexico.


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