TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Border Patrol says it has seized nearly 185 pounds of marijuana in 10 bundles after an ultralight aircraft flew from Mexico into southeastern Arizona.
Two people were arrested Wednesday morning near where the marijuana was found in the vicinity of Sunsites, a small community about 40 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
According to the Border Patrol, camera operators from the agency’s Douglas station observed the aircraft fly north over the border at about 3 a.m. It then was seen traveling south back into Mexico around 4:45 a.m.
The Border Patrol says use of the ultralight is an example of criminal organizations using alternative methods to smuggle their cargo and of the agency using technology to prevent illegal activity along the border.
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