Authorities say a dozen suspected drug smugglers have been arrested and 1,250 pounds of marijuana seized by agents patrolling in southern Arizona.
The U.S. Border Patrol says agents from its Ajo station called in air support late Tuesday night after spotting the group of smugglers carrying bundles of marijuana.
The agency says 11 adults and one juvenile were arrested near Pia Oik and authorities say all will face federal prosecution for narcotics smuggling.
Border Patrol officials estimate the marijuana to be worth about $625,000.
Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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