Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized about $49,000 worth of marijuana, four vehicles and apprehended 26 illegal immigrants in recent smuggling cases.
Here are some of the incidents, according to news release from Customs and Border Protection:
- On April 11, agents seized a Ford Taurus and arrested two U.S. citizens at the Interstate 19 checkpoint south of Tucson after discovering two Chinese nationals hiding in the trunk of the car.
- Later in the day, agents arrested a U.S. citizen near Nogales for attempting to smuggle two illegal immigrants in the trunk of a Chevrolet Cavalier.
- On April 9, an aircraft crew detected a group of illegal immigrants walking near Arivaca. Agents on the ground were sent to the area and apprehended 13 illegal immigrants.