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2 Arrested Near Elfrida for Drug Smuggling

Release Date: 
February 15, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station arrested two individuals Monday night after finding more than 175 pounds of marijuana in the back of a Chevrolet truck at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 191 near Elfrida.

Agents discovered bundles of marijuana when inspecting a vehicle stopped at a BP checkpoint
Agents discovered bundles of marijuana
when inspecting a vehicle stopped at a
BP checkpoint

An agent conducting an immigration inspection on the occupants of a blue pickup truck noticed what appeared to be bundles of contraband partially covered by a blanket behind the seats. Upon closer examination, the agent uncovered six large bundles and a box containing nine smaller bundles of marijuana worth approximately $88,000.

The drugs and truck were seized, while the driver and passenger face charges for transporting narcotics.

Last modified: 
February 16, 2017