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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:


On Wednesday, Nogales Station agents apprehended an illegal immigrant while patrolling east of Nogales. The person was found to have ties he was affiliated to the Sureño street gang. He was held for prosecution.


Casa Grande Station agents found 13 bundles of marijuana Thursday in the west desert. The pot, weighing 667 pounds and worth $333,500, was taken to the Casa Grande Station for processing.

On Wednesday, Nogales Station agents working the Interstate 19 checkpoint seized a vehicle and 212 pounds of marijuana after an X-ray revealed something suspicious in the trunk. The driver and passenger, both American women, were taken into custody. Two minors in the vehicle were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services. The marijuana, worth more than $105,000, was to be transferred to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The driver and passenger were being prosecuted on federal drug charges.

Also on Wednesday, a Nogales Station agent recovered five football-sized marijuana bundles near the border fence just west of the Dennis DeConcini Port. As the agent was driving away, her vehicle was struck by four rocks thrown from the Mexican side of the border. The agent sustained no injuries. The marijuana, weighing more than 5 pounds, is worth $2,725.


Wednesday evening, members of a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team responded to a 911 distress call. Using global positioning system coordinates, agents located an illegal immigrant from Mexico and rendered first aid. The subject was transported to the Casa Grande Station.

Also on Wednesday, Casa Grande Station agents responded to a 911 call transferred from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Responding agents located and treated two subjects for dehydration before transporting them to the station for processing.

In a separate incident Wednesday, Casa Grande Station agents encountered an illegal immigrant near the S.R. 86 checkpoint with visible signs of heat-related injuries and transported the subject to a hospital for further treatment. 


Ajo Station agents discovered human remains Thursday near Sentinel. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office was notified and took custody of the scene.

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