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Mexican National Arrested with 200 Lbs. of Marijuana

Release Date: 
June 11, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents apprehended a 43-year-old Mexican man at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint on Sunday morning after finding more than 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Agents removed packages of marijuana from a vehicle stopped at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint
Agents removed packages of
marijuana from a vehicle
stopped at the Interstate 19
immigration checkpoint

Agents referred the driver of a Ford F-150 truck for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect emitting from the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the truck, agents discovered multiple bundles of marijuana worth more than $100,000.

Agents removed packages of marijuana from the seats of a smuggling vehicle
Agents removed packages of
marijuana from the seats of a
smuggling vehicle

Agents seized the truck and drugs, and arrested the driver for narcotics smuggling.

Last modified: 
June 11, 2018