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Agents Arrest Body Carrier and Sex Offender

Release Date: 
February 9, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. Citizen smuggling methamphetamine and a Mexican national wanted for sex crimes, during two separate incidents over the weekend.

The attached booking photo has been provided by the Pima County Sheriff's Department
Booking photo has been provided
by the Pima County Sheriff's
Department

On Sunday, agents working at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint, referred a passenger shuttle van to secondary inspection. Agents subsequently discovered three packages of methamphetamine with a combined value of $3,300 hidden near the groin of an adult U.S. Citizen man within the shuttle. The meth was seized and the man was arrested and is pending prosecution.

In a separate incident on the same day, agents working near Naco, Ariz., arrested a Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally. Record checks revealed that the man, Jesus Salcido-Antunez, has an active felony warrant from Pima County, Arizona for multiple child related sexual offenses. The man was turned over to local authorities.   

Last modified: 
February 10, 2017