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Nogales CBP Officers Seize Weapon, Stolen Vehicle

Release Date: 
August 6, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 19-year-old Phoenix area woman Tuesday night for allegedly attempting to smuggle a weapon and stolen vehicle into Mexico through the Port of Nogales.CBP officers arrested a Phoenix area woman after discovering a tactical weapon inside a smuggling vehicle, before the driver was able to cross into Mexico. Further inspection determined the vehicle was actually stolen out of Avondale, Ariz.

Officers performing outgoing inspections at the Dennis DeConcini crossing referred Cecily Faith Abed, of Sun City, Arizona, for additional inspection of the KIA sedan she was driving. During the inspection, officers located a tactical rifle, four empty ammunition magazines, and a small amount of methamphetamine and heroin. Officers also learned the vehicle was reported stolen, according to Avondale Police Department records.

Officers seized the weapon, magazines, drugs and vehicle, and turned Abed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017