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Agents arrest 4 suspected smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs of pot

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Border Patrol wrapup

Agents arrest 4 suspected smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs of pot

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

Seizures and arrests

Agents from the Casa Grande Station arrested three Mexican nationals and seized 12 backpacks of marijuana that weighed 700 pounds Sunday in the West Desert. The suspected smugglers and the pot, valued at $350,000, were taken to the station for processing.

Sonoita Station agents seized 350 pounds of marijuana and arrested the driver of a vehicle who fled an attempted traffic stop on Sunday. Agents found the marijuana, valued at $175,000, inside the vehicle. The driver and drugs were take to the station for processing.

Ajo Station agents arrested two Mexican nationals Sunday for being in the country illegally. The two admitted to being members of the Norteño street gang. They were held for prosecution and removal.

Naco Station agents on Saturday apprehended a 24-year-old Mexican man in the country illegally. During processing, agents learned the man has a 2007 conviction for sexual battery in Indiana. He was held for federal prosecution.

On Friday, Douglas Station agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man for illegally entering the United States. The man admitted to being a member of the Dominguez Sureño 13 gang in Nevada and agents discovered he had a prior removal. He was held for reinstatement of the removal order.


Tucson Station agents responded to a report of four possible illegal immigrants in Arivaca on Saturday. The four admitted to being in the country illegally and one said he was diabetic and in need of medical attention. He was taken to a Tucson hospital for treatment. The others were transported to the station for processing.

Casa Grande Station agents responded to a report on Saturday afternoon of a person involved in an ATV accident and found a U.S. citizen pinned under the vehicle. Agents administered first aid and contacted EMS and Pima County Sheriff's deputies for assistance. The person was taken by helicopter to a medical facility.


Nogales Station agents helped Santa Cruz Sheriff's deputies in finding a 69-year-old woman with a broken ankle while hiking in the mountains Saturday. Nogales Horse Patrol agents took her down the mountain and she was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

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