300 pounds of pot seized after crash
SIERRA VISTA — Two undocumented immigrants were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents south of Sierra Vista after crashing a rental vehicle loaded with 300 pounds of marijuana.
The incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 92 at Kings Ranch Road in Palominas, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
Two unidentified men in four door sedan failed to yield to Border Patrol agents, finally crashing the vehicle on Kings Ranch Road.
The men fled the scene in the direction of a woman on the side of the road who was checking her mail at the time, said Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. As the men approached, the woman, fearing they would attempt to steal her vehicle, removed her handgun from her vehicle and pointed it in their direction, resulting in the men running in another direction.
The men were soon apprehended by Border Patrol agents.
The vehicle involved in the crash, a rental, was later reported stolen by a woman on Keeling Road in Hereford, Capas said.
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