Tucson man who performed illegal lipo arrested, again

2014-06-30T15:25:00Z 2014-07-01T09:30:47Z Tucson man who performed illegal lipo arrested, againVeronica Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man accused of performing liposuction from his northwest-side home without a medical license was arrested over the weekend. 

Deputies investigating a report of suspicious activity Saturday evening learned Gustavo Nuñez, 51, performed the fat-removal procedure on multiple victims from his home in the 8600 block of North Bobby Jones Drive, near North Shannon and West Overton Road near the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort . 

Nuñez was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of two counts of practicing medicine without a license. 

Nuñez and Ilda Garcia were previously arrested in August of 2013 on felony charges, including possession of dangerous drugs and practicing medicine without a license, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The charges stemmed from a three-month investigation conducted by the DEA's Tactical Diversion Squad, which includes officers from the Tucson and South Tucson police departments.

An investigation uncovered evidence that Nuñez performed illegal medical procedures at his clinic known as NuTec, located in an industrial warehouse at 1656 N. 15th Ave. 

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