Willcox Border Patrol Agents Nab Cocaine and Human Smugglers
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station, conducting immigration checkpoint operations, prevented separate cocaine and human smuggling attempts at two immigration checkpoints during the holiday weekend.
Agents referred a Nissan Altima for secondary inspection Sunday and, due to a canine’s alert, found a Mexican man in vehicle’s trunk at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 90.
Thanks to another canine alert Monday, agents at the immigration checkpoint on State Route 191 conducted a secondary search of a Honda Accord and found 13 packages of cocaine in the vehicle’s rear wheel well. The packages have a combined weight of 34 pounds, worth more than $385,000.