August 31, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) - After spotting a package dropping from an ultra-light aircraft in southern San Diego County, Border Patrol agents found more than 260 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men who arrived to retrieve it.
U-T San Diego reports the ultra-light didn't land and was tracked going back over the border to Mexico.
Border Patrol spokeswoman Mary Beth Caston says agents found a metal cage filled with 10 bundles of marijuana valued at about $157,000.
They arrested a 32-year-old man and a 49-year-old man, both from Mexico. Caston says one of the suspects is in the country illegally and the other is a legal permanent resident.
Agents also seized a Ford Expedition parked nearby in the remote Otay Mesa area.
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