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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Border Patrol Agents Seize 2800 Pounds of Mexican Marijuana

Press Release from US Customs and Border Protection
Sepember 21, 2010

Agents assigned to the Ajo Station in the Tucson Sector seized more than 2,800 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents on Monday.

The first incident happened in the morning hours when an agent assigned to a Forward Operating Base (FOB) spotted 10 to 12 individuals on horseback approximately 3 miles from the border. As the agent was attempting to approach the riders, they cut loose numerous packages from their horses and fled south, towards Mexico. Additional agents and specialty units arrived on scene, but were unable to locate the individuals or the horses. Agents recovered 32 bundles of marijuana weighing more than 770 pounds and valued at approximately $620,000.00.

The second incident also occurred in the morning when agents discovered signs that indicated a vehicle had exited Federal Route 1 and drove off road into the desert in the West Desert area. Agents followed the vehicle tire sign and discovered a vehicle covered with a tarp. Inside the vehicle, agents recovered 143 bundles of marijuana that weighed more than 2,080 pounds. The estimated value of the marijuana is more than $1,665,000.00.

“These seizures demonstrate the variety of methods that criminal organizations use in their attempts to smuggle contraband into the United States,” said Acting Patrol Agent in Charge Paul Kuhn. “Our agents did an outstanding job in stopping these drugs from making it to our communities.”

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

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.


  1. Per these numbers, a pound is going for $800usd or $50/ounce. Twenty five years ago I was paying $25 for 1/4 ounce. What's the current price for 1/4 of Mexican swag?

  2. Excuse me for my ignorance.

    What happens to all of this drug money?

    The drugs are destroyed(hopefully), where does all this money go?

    Also, what happens to the federal income tax illegal immagrants pay into the government every year?

    Wake up people!!!!

  3. With the availability of good weed, its a shame people are dying for lousy pot.

  4. about 25 or 30 dollars a quarter...depending on the time of year...right now is harvest time so the price is down

  5. help stop the drug war in Mexico...GROW YER OWN

  6. Why don't they ever bust the meth and heroin? are these busts just a diversion from the real shipments?

  7. On September 17, 2010 in the Rio Grande Valley 10,000 pounds of marijuana was seized on one day.

  8. The numbers are flawed, I don't know if they calculate sales by the gram, or whatever, or do the calculations for some rural area in Montana, but prices are more like 300-500 a pound in border cities. They do occasionally seize the heroin and meth loads, but primarily cocaine and marijuana, because they are the most commonly shipped, with the meth being a close third.

  9. come on, marijuana is like a leaf plant and it should be legalized, also as one of the risk for health affect among cigarette and alcohols. crystal meth and heroin are definitely out of order.

  10. Are you seriously asking how to get Mexican Swag. Get a life.


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