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Agents Arrest Tucson Man with $58K in Marijuana

Release Date: 
September 21, 2017

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 arrested a Tucson man for attempting to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana
Agents arrested a Tucson man for
attempting to smuggle more than 100
pounds of marijuana

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.

Last modified: 
September 21, 2017