Willcox, Ariz. —U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents from the Tucson Sector seized two 12-gauge shotguns, approximately one gram of methamphetamine and $29,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency while performing a vehicle stop last week.
On Jan. 10, agents stopped a suspicious vehicle on Highway 181 near Pearce, Ariz.; occupied by three men later identified as U.S. citizens. One of the subjects attempted to abscond on foot and became combative when one of the agents attempted to make an arrest.
During the encounter, agents discovered two 12-gauge shotguns concealed on the front passenger’s person, one of which was loaded. In addition, agents seized approximately one gram of methamphetamine and $29,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency. All subjects were transported to the Willcox Station for processing.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; and U.S. Secret Service are conducting a joint investigation regarding the incident.
CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
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.