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Tucson agents seize 800 pounds of pot

(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

Agents with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol say they've seized more than 800 pounds of pot and two guns this week.

Agents followed a suspicious Dodge Ram truck north of Amado, AZ, on Sunday, and when the suspects realized they had law enforcement on their tails, they sped up and crashed into a wash before fleeing.

Agents found 30 bricks of marijuana weighing more than 700 pounds. Authorities were not able to locate the suspects.

On Tuesday, agents stopped a vehicle on State Route 186 near milepost 355. The vehicle had two loaded pistols, ammunition rounds, marijuana cigarettes and a drug pipe. The suspects were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Also this week, a Toyota sedan drove through the State Route 80 checkpoint without stopping and 30 minutes later the vehicle was found with 140 pounds of marijuana in the truck.

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