Border Patrol Blotter for the Tucson Sector, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2

December 10, 2009

Border Patrol agents seized 1,869 pounds of marijuana and a 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck near Why, Arizona. An agent observed the vehicle driving through the desert without headlights and agents responded to the area. A search revealed the abandoned vehicle with the marijuana inside.

Border Patrol agents seized 1,151 pounds of marijuana and a 2002 Ford truck near Cockelbur, Arizona. Agents observed a truck being driven through the desert without headlights, and shortly thereafter, discovered the abandoned vehicle containing 53 bundles of marijuana.

Border Patrol agents arrested two illegal aliens from Mexico near Pan Tak, Arizona. During processing, both subjects admitted to being Sureño 13 gang members. Records checks revealed both had extensive criminal histories and had been previously removed from the United States.

Border Patrol agents seized 1,280 pounds of abandoned marijuana near Nogales, Arizona. The subjects carrying the bundles absconded and abandoned the marijuana as agents and Customs and Border Protection air assets attempted apprehension.

All in a weekend’s work.

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