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MCSO seizes nearly 1K pounds of marijuana from van

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PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County authorities say they've arrested a man and seized a van containing nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana.

County Sheriff's office say the marijuana has an estimated street value of about $500,000.

MCSO detectives assigned to the drug suppression task force saw a van weighted down with dozens of plastic wrapped bundles and set up surveillance on the vehicle Monday.

They followed 31-year-old Nunez Efrain to an address in Glendale, where he pulled the van into a garage and closed the door.

He was later seen driving from the residence and was pulled over.

Officers say they noted a strong odor of marijuana and discovered the van was carrying 39 individual bundles of plastic-wrapped marijuana bales.

Sheriff's officials say Efrain is being held on suspicion of multiple felony drug charges.

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