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Border Patrol wrapup: 915 pounds of pot seized

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

Arrests

Douglas agents apprehended a Mexican national Monday who admitted to being a member of the Varrio Frontera Locos Sureño 13 gang. He was being criminally prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for illegal entry.

On Tuesday, Douglas agents apprehended a 24-year-old Mexican man illegally entering the United States. Using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, agents learned he was convicted of aggravated assault. He was held for federal prosecution. 

Rescues

Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue agents responded to a 911 call Tuesday about a woman lost in the Nogales area suffering from stomach pains and bleeding from her nose.  A CBP aircraft found the 26-year-old illegal immigrant and transported her to a hospital for further treatment.

Seizures

Ajo Station agents received a call Tuesday about a suspicious vehicle in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Agents found an abandoned truck containing 41 bundles of marijuana, weighing 915 pounds and worth about $457,500.  The vehicle and marijuana were seized.  

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