- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say they’ve seized four tons of marijuana in southern Arizona near the border with Mexico.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the seizure of over 8,000 pounds of pot, worth an estimated $4.1 million.

The incident took place Monday morning when Border Patrol agents tried to stop three vehicles suspected of carrying contraband near State Route 80 by Douglas. Two of the drivers abandoned their vehicles and jumped into another car that sped away.

Agents discovered that the abandoned cars had 4 tons of marijuana in them. They arrested four suspects who have not been identified.

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