Cochise triple shooting leads to two arrests
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a triple shooting in Elfrida on Friday.
A woman and two men were shot at about 3 a.m. Friday. All suffered non-life-threatening injuries and remain in stable condition, Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.
Elfrida is about 25 miles north of Douglas.
Gadiell Valenzuela-Buitimea, 18, of Sonora, and Manuel Corona, 21, of Sierra Vista, were arrested in connection with the shootings.
Each faces three charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm into a building, and nine charges each of endangerment and disorderly conduct with a weapon.
Corona is expected to face two additional counts of prohibited possessor of a weapon and one count for a parole violation.
Both were booked into the Cochise County jail and are being held without bond. Additional arrests are pending.
23 pounds of cocaine found hidden in SUV
A 24-year-old woman from Mexico was arrested at the border Thursday trying to smuggle more than $200,000 worth of cocaine into Arizona.
Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Luis Port of Entry found nearly 23 pounds of cocaine stashed behind a speaker box in the woman’s Lincoln SUV after a narcotics dog detected drugs in the vehicle, Rob Daniels, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said in a news release.
The street value of the drugs is estimated at more than $207,200.
The drugs and vehicle were seized.
The woman was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.