Aug. 9, 2010 04:58 PM
Associated Press .
Border Patrol agents are reporting two major marijuana busts in separate incidents over the weekend.
Agents assigned to a station in Casa Grande were operating a mobile surveillance system when they spotted suspected pot smugglers on Sunday.
They tracked them down and took 10 illegal immigrants into custody. The group was carrying several backpacks filled with marijuana weighing a total of 500 pounds.
Later that day, agents began tracking the footprints of a group of suspected illegal immigrants, which led them two 12 abandoned backpacks filled with pot and weighing more than 600 pounds.
Combined, the marijuana seized has an estimated worth of $886,000.