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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.

 

Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Man and Seize $135K of Marijuana at Immigration Checkpoint

Release Date: 
February 8, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station apprehended a 26-year-old male Mexican national Wednesday morning at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint after finding more than $135,000 worth of marijuana hidden throughout his vehicle.

Agents referred the driver of a Ford F-150 for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. While searching the truck, agents found multiple bundles of marijuana concealed within the fuel tank, spare tire, and back seat.

After agents arrested the man and seized the vehicle and drugs, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations assumed custody of the contraband and suspect for prosecution.

Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 12, 2018