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Border Patrol seizes more than $3M in Ecstasy, pot

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Associated Press - March 28, 2009 7:15 AM ET

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) - Border Patrol agents say they foiled an effort to smuggle more than $3.2 million worth of Ecstasy and marijuana into the U.S. near the Whatcom County town of Maple Falls.

The Border Patrol says Sumas agents responding to suspicious activity Friday found an abandoned backpack with 200,000 Ecstasy tablets with an estimated street value of nearly $2.5 million. Three hockey-style duffel bags contained more than 140 pounds of B.C. Bud marijuana valued at $720,000.

Agents found some footprints leading away from the stash into Canada. And on the Canadian side, Royal Canadian Mounted Police found footprints and vehicle tracks thought to be related to the failed smuggling effort. No one was arrested.

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