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Tucson Smugglers Toss Marijuana and Flee Before Being Arrested

Release Date: 
December 11, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station arrested two Tucson men east of Tombstone who tossed multiple bundles of marijuana from their Dodge Charger while attempting to flee from agents on Sunday night.

Smugglers attempted to toss bundles of marijuana from their vehicle when they attempted to flee from agents near Pearce, Ariz.
Smugglers attempted to toss bundles
of marijuana from their vehicle when
they attempted to flee from agents near
Pearce, Ariz.

When agents attempted to stop the vehicle south of Pearce, Arizona, the driver fled toward Tombstone while bundles of marijuana were being tossed from the vehicle. Agents working in Tombstone also responded.

The suspects stopped the car to flee on foot and were later arrested and identified as U.S. citizens ages 23 and 25. Agents recovered more than 200 pounds of marijuana, valued in excess of $100,000. The suspects and marijuana will be processed in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

 

Last modified: 
December 12, 2017