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Agents uncover pot cache in SUV's westbound near Ocotillo

May 24, 2002|STAFF REPORT

OCOTILLO — U.S. Border Patrol agents seized 619 pounds of marijuana west of here Tuesday morning.

A press release from the Border Patrol El Centro sector states agents received information that two sport-utility vehicles might be transporting illegal immigrants west on Highway 2 from Ocotillo.

Agents located the vehicles and stopped the SUVs. Both vehicles were searched and inside were several duffel bags filled with marijuana.

Both drivers, who are U.S. citizens, the marijuana and the vehicles were turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The names of the drivers were not available this morning.

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