Ajo Station agents seized 4,585 pounds of abandoned marijuana during three separate incidents in the West Desert yesterday.
Ajo Station agents assigned to the all-terrain unit were patrolling near Why, Ariz., Monday morning when they discovered an abandoned Chevy Suburban loaded with 85 bundles of marijuana. The drugs weighed approximately 1,724 pounds with an estimated value of $862,000.
Later in the day, agents spotted vehicle tire tracks heading off-road. After following the tracks to a wash, they discovered an abandoned 2003 Chevy Tahoe loaded with 66 bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 1,340 pounds and valued at $670,000.