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Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 283 lbs Of Marijuana

Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 283 lbs of abandoned marijuana found Monday worth an estimated $140,000 while patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Agents were tracking eight sets of footprints when they came upon six bundles of marijuana. It is a common practice in this area for smugglers to drop their loads and flee back to Mexico when they see Border Patrol agents closing in. The narcotics were seized for destruction.

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