Border Patrol agents stopped a truck with more than $850,000 worth of marijuana after a brief chase through the desert last week.
A Chevrolet Silverado that allegedly entered the country illegally was tracked down by agents after they found tire tracks in the desert on Nov. 30, according to a news release.
Agents were able to locate the truck as it was going west on Interstate 10 headed for El Paso. As agents caught up to the truck, the driver panicked and then tried to evade agents after they attempted to pull him over, the release said.
The chase went through a desert area until the truck got stuck. The driver then ran on foot but was caught by agents.
When agents searched the truck they found the bed and cabin were stuffed with bundles of marijuana weighing about 1,066 pounds. The driver was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.