Dome Valley Bust Yields 250 lb of Marijuana

Dome Valley Bust Yields 250 lb of Marijuana

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say they've seized almost 250 pounds of marijuana in the Yuma area. 

U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector's Wellton Station seized about 246 pounds of marijuana Wednesday morning from a suspect who was wanted on two arrest warrants. 

Agents noticed the driver of a vehicle on Dome Valley Highway behaving suspiciously and initiated a vehicle stop for further investigation. 

After discovering active warrants for his arrest, agents placed the suspect in custody and searched the vehicle. They say the marijuana was found concealed in the vehicle's trunk. 

Authorities say the narcotics are worth an estimated $123,000. 

The unidentified suspect was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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