- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona used modern-day technology to foil a drug-smuggling attempt involving an age-old means of transportation.

Customs and Border Protection says Border Patrol agents using surveillance technology saw two people riding marijuana-laden horses enter the United States illegally near Sasabe (SAS’-uh-bee) Sunday evening.

The smugglers abandoned the horses and 95 pounds of marijuana and ran back into Mexico when they heard a helicopter approach.

CBP says the horses will be turned over to the Arizona Department of Agriculture.

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