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Federal agents seize ton of marijuana in Nogales


NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal agents intercepted more than 2,300 pounds of marijuana following a traffic stop in Nogales.

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations seized some of the drugs Wednesday after stopping a cargo van for a traffic violation in an area known for smuggling.

A search of the van turned up 12 boxes containing more than 930 pounds of marijuana. The van's two occupants were arrested.

Information provided by the suspects led agents to a warehouse, where a search led to the seizure of an additional 1,370 pounds of marijuana. A third person was arrested at the warehouse.

Authorities say drug trafficking charges are currently pending against all three suspects as the investigation continues.

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