A dozen drug smugglers carrying 1,250 pounds of marijuana were arrested Tuesday night in southern Arizona.
Ajo Station Border Patrol agents patrolling near Pia Oik identified what appeared to be a group of smugglers carrying marijuana bundles, Customs and Border Protection authorities said.
Additional air support helped capture 11 adults and one juvenile.
The marijuana, worth an estimated $625,000, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The smugglers face federal prosecution for narcotics smuggling.
Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll-free.
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