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Border Patrol says smuggling attempts thwarted by air, land and sea
Border Patrol says smuggling attempts thwarted by air, land and sea

Smuggling attempts by air, land and sea were thwarted in the past two days, the U.S. Border Patrol announced Monday. On Sunday, agents on patrol in the desert of Imperial County found 10 large bundles of marijuana in a metal basket believed to have been dropped from an ultra-light aircraft from Mexico. The bundles, weighing 230 pounds, were seized before they could be picked up by smugglers, the Border Patrol said. The street value of the pot was set at $140,220. An even larger cache of abandoned marijuana was found Monday at 3:45 a.m. in 84 packages left adjacent to the Alamo River east of Calexico, close to the border. It is not uncommon for smugglers to carry marijuana bundles...

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