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Pot found hidden in pickup truck's compartments

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(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (CBS5) -

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected drug smuggler Sunday afternoon and seized nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana concealed in false compartments.

Agents from the Tucson Border Patrol Station working at the State Route 83 checkpoint arrested a U.S. citizen after a K-9 team alerted to the vehicle.

Agents performing a secondary inspection discovered 444 wrapped bricks concealed in various compartments throughout the 2003 F-350 pick-up truck.

The unnamed suspect faces prosecution.

The Drug Enforcement Administration will take possession of the drug load valued at $744,000.

Residents can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.

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