Border Patrol Seizes 971 Pounds of Marijuana Carried on Horseback
|U.S. Border Patrol|
|One of several horses border agents say were used to bring more than 900 pounds of pot over the border|
On Sunday and Monday, agents from the Tucson and Sonoita stations made two separate busts along the border, snagging about a police estimate of about $2 million worth of pot on its way into Arizona.
On Monday afternoon, agents from the Sonoita station responded to a possible illegal border crossing in nearby mountains. What they found were several pot-carrying ponies carrying about an estimated $775,000 worth of weed.
Agents say any people involved with the horses fled to avoid capture and were never caught.
On Sunday, agents were alerted to a truck that had illegally crossed the border. When agents tracked down the truck, they found 1,500 pounds of pot worth an estimated $1.2 million.
Agents say the driver and any passengers in the truck were not found and presumably ran off into the desert to avoid being caught.
Not a bad idea when you're moving 1,500 pounds of weed.