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Border Patrol recovers nearly $1 million in pot

File - In this April 22, 2010 file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols along the international border in Nogales, Ariz. At the heart of the debate over Arizona's tough new immigration law is frustration with how the U.S. deals with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants within its borders. The federal government says its policy is to focus on dangerous, criminal immigrants, not the average worker who is just trying to earn a living and keeps his nose clean. There is just no way the government can find, arrest and deport so many people, they argue. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

A Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols along the international border in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

A huge pot recovery in southeast Arizona. The Border Patrol says agents found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana Wednesday night while patrolling 30 miles east of Douglas.

Agents came across an abandoned truck stuck in a wash.

During their check, border agents discovered 49 bundles of marijuana weighing 1,024 pounds with an estimated value of $819,000.

The vehicle had Mexican plates and had not been reported stolen. The marijuana and vehicle were seized and transported to the Douglas border station for processing.

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