1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

Border Patrol agents seize 2 tons of marijuana in southwest Arizona

  1. Balzafire
    AJO, Ariz. -- In two separate incidents Monday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station seized approximately 4,000 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $3.1 million.

    Agents from Ajo's All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) unit were tracking footprints of suspected illegal immigrants when they discovered abandoned bundles of marijuana fashioned into backpacks.

    The total weight of the marijuana was more than 2,200 pounds.

    In a second incident, the ATV unit discovered an abandoned vehicle while patrolling west of Lukeville. The vehicle contained numerous bundles of marijuana, weighing approximately 1,750 pounds.

    The vehicle and marijuana were seized and held for processing.

    "Credit goes to the men and women of the Ajo Border Patrol Station," said Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Paul Kuhn. "Their significant efforts at combating narcotics smuggling continues to result in safer neighborhoods and an increased quality of life in our communities."

    From Oct. 1, 2009, to Aug 31, 2010, the Tucson Sector Border Patrol seized more than 940,000 pounds of marijuana, exceeding $752 million in value.

    by Jennifer Thomas
    September 15, 2010


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!