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Arizona police reportedly find 700 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Deputies in Pima County, Ariz., say they found over 700 pounds of marijuana in a car with two illegal immigrants during a traffic stop on Wednesday, according to

The suspects, 24-year-old Abdul Cortes-Reyes and 31-year-old Ignacio Cienfuego-Varela were pulled over by Pima County Sheriff's deputies because of a traffic violation.

Deputies reportedly said they could smell marijuana coming from inside the sport utility vehicle and could see several bundles they thought were marijuana.

Both men admitted to being in the country illegally and that the bundles were full of marijuana. Cortes-Reyes and Cienfuego are both from Sonora, Mexico.

Cortes-Reyes and Cienfuego-Varela were booked into Pinal County Adult Detention Center and are being held without bond. They were arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for Sale and transportation of marijuana.

The marijuana taken from the SUV weighed a total of 716 pounds with a street value of $537,000.

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