Border Patrol wrapup
Agents find load of pot, rescue injured woman
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2 tons of marijuana over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday.
Casa Grande agents seized 25 bundles of marijuana and arrested a suspected drug smuggler Friday. The drugs weighed 1,345 pounds and are worth $672,500. The 24-year-old suspect from Mexico is facing federal charges.
Also on Friday, an Ajo Station agent and his canine partner found 10 bundles of marijuana in the West Desert. The drugs weighed 509 pounds and are worth $254,500.
Early Saturday, agents working in the West Desert responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle near the border fence. An abandoned truck was found loaded with 120 bundles of marijuana. The drugs weighed 2,740 pounds and are worth 1,370,000.
In other Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since Friday:
Douglas Station agents apprehended a 38-year-old Mexican man for illegally entering the United States on Friday. Record checks revealed he had been arrested and charged for cruelty to a child by the Ventura, Calif., Sheriff’s Office in 2005. The man faces possible federal charges.
On Saturday, Ajo Station agents apprehended three Mexican men for illegally entering the United States. During processing, agents were able to reveal the three men had affiliations with the violent Sureño street gang. The men were facing removal from the United States, the Border Patrol said.
Douglas Station agents apprehended a 25-year-old Mexican man for illegally entering the United States on Saturday night. Record checks revealed he had a prior conviction for sexual assault in Wisconsin in 2001. He is facing possible federal charges, the Border Patrol said.
Agents from the Douglas Station apprehended a 30-year-old Mexican for illegally entering the United States on Sunday. Record checks revealed he had been arrested in Fairfax County, Va., in 2005 and charged with attempted rape. The man was being prosecuted for illegal re-entry and removal from the United States, the Border Patrol said.
Naco Station and Search Trauma and Rescue agents, responded to a 911 call on Friday from a 31-year-old Mexican national who said she was injured, lost and wished to turn herself in to the U.S. Border Patrol. The woman was found and transported to a local medical facility for treatment. She will be processed for removal following her release.