1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized, 2 Arrested

Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 9:16am
Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 1:04pm

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said it seized nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana from suspected drug smugglers. Sheriff’s Deputy Joaquin Enriquez said the MCSO was responding to a tip.

“Just south of Gila Bend, where they encountered three people, two of them which were on ATVs and another one in a Ford Truck,” Enriquez said. “The ATVs were loaded down with bundles and bundles of marijuana.”

Enriquez said two suspects were arrested. One suspect escaped and ran into the desert.