12 smugglers caught carrying $625K in pot - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

12 smugglers caught carrying $625K in pot

Posted: Updated:
Drug smuggling attempt foiled (Source: Customs and Border Protection) Drug smuggling attempt foiled (Source: Customs and Border Protection)
PIA OIK, AZ (CBS5) -

A dozen drug smugglers carrying 1,250 pounds of marijuana were arrested Tuesday night in southern Arizona. 

Ajo Station Border Patrol agents patrolling near Pia Oik identified what appeared to be a group of smugglers carrying marijuana bundles, Customs and Border Protection authorities said.

Additional air support helped capture 11 adults and one juvenile.  

The marijuana, worth an estimated $625,000, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The smugglers face federal prosecution for narcotics smuggling.

Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll-free.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow