TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents seized nearly $500,000 worth of methamphetamine and fentanyl when it encountered a modified ultralight aircraft this week.

Air and Marine Operations surveillance equipment picked up the aircraft at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, according to a news release, and agents found it abandoned south of Tucson on a dirt road with two plastic storage bags in the fuselage.

Forecast Update

Sunny Early. Winter Storm Possible Tonight & Thursday

February 8, 2023 @ 6:24 am

Winter Weather On the Way

Plan my day

Today
42°F
A few clouds. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s.
Tonight
26°F
ALERT NIGHT: Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Low near 26F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 50%.
Tomorrow
37°F
Watching a potential winter storm. Wintry mix early. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the mid teens.