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Border Patrol wrapup

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Border Patrol wrapup

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector over the past 48 hours, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:


Douglas Station agents apprehended an illegal alien from Mexico on Monday who admitted to being a member of the Sureño 13 gang. During processing, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System revealed the subject had prior convictions for driving under the influence and various controlled substance violations. The subject is being criminally prosecuted for illegal entry.


Ajo Station agents seized 740 pounds of marijuana Tuesday after stopping a vehicle east of the Lukeville Port and finding 220 bundles concealed within false compartments throughout the vehicle. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was taken into custody and is being prosecuted on federal drug charges. The vehicle and the marijuana, with an estimated value of $370,000, were seized.

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