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Stolen US vehicle found in Mexico loaded with drugs

Altar, Sonora — Elements of the National Guard have seized 100 packages of marijuana that were found inside an abandoned US-plated pickup. The truck was found roadside in the municipality of Atlar in the state of Sonora during a foot patrol.

National guards walking the dirt road in Altar came across the pickup, which was loaded with 520 kilos of marijuana. The packages were stacked in both the cabin and bed of the truck.

After running the U.S. plates, Mexican authorities found the Arizona owner had filed a theft report. The vehicle and its contents were seized and handed over to the Attorney General for investigation.