TUCSON, Ariz. – A Border Patrol agent from Ajo Station, along with his canine partner, helped Arizona’s Department of Public Safety apprehend two suspects who abandoned a vehicle on foot following a pursuit near Gila Bend early today.
At approximately 7:40 a.m., DPS troopers initiated a vehicle stop that turned into a pursuit. The fleeing vehicle then went off-road at mile marker 138 on State Route 85 and two subjects abandoned the vehicle on foot. A Border Patrol agent and his canine partner assisted in the search and apprehended one of the subjects; DPS apprehended the other.
A follow-on search of the vehicle turned up an undisclosed amount of marijuana. DPS took custody of the vehicle, subjects and contraband.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.