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12:59 pm
Tue July 14, 2009

Big Pot Seizures at Border

Tucson, AZ – Federal Officials say Border Patrol agents near Tucson have seized a record 1 million pounds of marijuana so far this fiscal year. Officials estimate a street value of more than 800 million dollars. Seizures during the first nine and a half months of fiscal year 2009 add up to the most ever in a single sector of the Border Patrol. The Tucson sector covers 260 miles of the Mexican border from New Mexico to Yuma County. It's the nation's busiest part of the two thousand mile southwest border for human and drug trafficking.