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Border Patrol wrapup

Agents arrest 7 suspected drug smugglers

Men with convictions arrested for illegal entry

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

Arrests and seizures

Nogales Station agents apprehended a Mexican man Tuesday who was in the country illegally. During processing, agents learned the man has a 2004 conviction for gross sexual imposition. He was held for possible prosecution.

Also on Tuesday, Douglas Station agents apprehended a Mexican man who illegally entered the United States. The man admitted to being a member of the Latin Saints gang and has convictions for possession of a controlled substance and battery. He faces possible prosecution.

Nogales agents, assisted by a canine team, seized 226 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $113,000 and arrested two suspected smugglers early Wednesday. The drugs and people were transported to the Nogales Station for processing. The two face possible federal charges.   

Agents assigned to the Ajo Station apprehended five suspected drug smugglers Wednesday morning and seized 10 bundles of marijuana. The people and the marijuana, which weighed 527 pounds and are valued at $263,500, were taken to the Ajo Station for processing. The people face possible federal prosecution.


Ajo Station agents responded to a 911 call from a subject lost in the desert south of the Santa Cruz village. Agents found an 18-year-old male Mexican man who was given aid by agents who are EMTs and was found to be in good health.  The man was transported to the Ajo Station for processing.

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