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Officials: 209 lbs. of pot seized near Gila Bend

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YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say border patrol agents have arrested five Mexican nationals and seized 209 pounds of marijuana after a drug bust near Gila Bend.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol said the agents made the arrests Sunday after using night vision equipment.

Agents say the smugglers are suspected of entering the U.S. illegal through the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Officials say the marijuana had an estimated worth of around $104,000.

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