On Tuesday night, Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint found almost 174 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a Chrysler Concorde during a secondary inspection and arrest the driver.
A 34-year-old U.S. citizen from Apache Junction was referred for an additional inspection. During the encounter, agents discovered eight bundles of marijuana inside trash bags in the vehicle’s trunk.
Agents seized the drugs, worth more than $86,000, and vehicle. The driver was arrested and charged with drug smuggling.