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Border Patrol wrapup

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since Friday, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Arrests

On Friday, Ajo Station agents apprehended a 30-year-old Mexican national. An Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System check revealed the subject was convicted in New York in 2009 for acting in a manner to injure a child younger than 17. The person was being prosecuted for illegal entry.

On Saturday, Tucson Station agents apprehended a 26-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who admitted to being a member of Sureño 13 gang. The man was being processed for removal to Mexico. 

Also on Saturday, Tucson Station agents apprehended a 23-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who admitted to being a member of the Sureño 13 gang and was being prosecuted under Operation Streamline, the ‘zero tolerance’ program targeting anyone who crosses the border illegally.

On Sunday, Naco Station agents apprehended a 20-year-old Mexican national for illegally entering the United States. Using IAFIS, agents discovered the man had two convictions in Cook County, Ill. for marijuana possession. He was being prosecuted under Operation Streamline.    

Also on Sunday, Nogales agents conducting checkpoint operations on Interstate 19 arrested a U.S. citizen for transporting two illegal immigrants in the trunk of his vehicle. The 24-year-old man is being prosecuted on federal human smuggling and endangerment charges.     

On Monday, Casa Grande agents apprehended a 30-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico who admitted he was affiliated with the Sureño 13 gang. The man was being processed for removal from the U.S.    

Also on Monday, Nogales agents apprehended a 23-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico. During an IAFIS check, agents discovered he had prior convictions for sex with a minor and false imprisonment. The man was being prosecuted for illegal entry.    

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Seizure

On Monday, a canine team from the Willcox Station conducted a vehicle stop near Tombstone. The dog alerted agents to possible drugs in the vehicle and nearly 400 pounds of marijuana were found hidden under the bed of the truck. The marijuana and truck were seized and the driver, a female U.S. citizen, was arrested and was being held pending federal drug charges.

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Border Patrol agents seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana Monday near Tombstone after a canine team discovered the pot hidden under the bed of a truck.