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Border Patrol seizes $875,000 of marijuana in fake government truck

Border Patrol agents from the Tucson sector seized an abandoned vehicle, filled with $875,000 worth of marijuana, that was outfitted to look like a local government truck, complete with a counterfeit county seal.

Agents discovered the truck Monday night near Harshaw, a ghost town about 15 miles from Mexico’s border. More than
1,750 pounds of marijuana were hidden under plywood.

The white truck, which bore fake Santa Cruz County decals, was taken as evidence and the 75 bundles of marijuana were turned over to Drug Enforcement Administration agents.

The driver has not been found.