NOGALES, Ariz. - Nearly $1 million worth of marijuana was seized by a state trooper after pulling over a van north of Nogales Tuesday, DPS said

According to DPS, the van was traveling northbound on I-19 when the trooper attempted a traffic stop.

DPS said the driver fled into a wooded area near the interstate after stopping his vehicle, and was not found.

Inside the van, the trooper found 129 bales of marijuana worth an estimated $929,250.

The bales had a combined weight of 2,655, DPS said.