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Nogales CBP Officers Arrest Suspects With Warrants Related to Drug Trafficking

Release Date: 
April 4, 2014

NOGALES, Ariz. — A pair of Arizonans wanted on drug charges were apprehended Friday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of Nogales.

Officers first referred Maria Susana Lopez, 30, of Coolidge, for additional questioning when she attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa pedestrian crossing. During a routine records check, officers learned Lopez was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for trafficking narcotics. She was arrested and turned over to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department without further incident.

Later the same day, officers at the DeConcini pedestrian crossing encountered Christian Perez-Lopez, 21, of Tucson. A routine records check determined Perez was wanted on drug possession charges. He was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Marshals without further incident.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021