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CBP: $1.5M worth of marijuana found west of Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say they have found nearly a ton of marijuana loaded into an abandoned pickup truck west of Tucson.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the drugs have an estimated street value of about $1.5 million.

Border Patrol agents were in an area near Ajo looking for smugglers early Friday and found a highly modified truck hidden under a camouflage tarp.

Inside the truck was 90 bundles of marijuana that weighed 1,933 pounds.

Authorities say the abandoned truck had no license plate, no registration and had been highly modified for off-road travel and for carrying heavy loads.

The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the truck was seized.

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