Agents Arrest Tucson Man with $58K in Marijuana
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station, working at the State Route 90 immigration checkpoint near Whetstone, Arizona, arrested a 43-year-old Tucson man found with more than 100 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday evening.
Agents referred a Chevy Malibu for an additional inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the vehicle. When agents searched the trunk, they found multiple bundles of marijuana worth more than $58,000.
Agents seized the vehicle and drugs. The man was arrested for drug smuggling and is being held for federal prosecution.