Tucson-area border agents seize pot, vehicles, arrest Chinese nationals

2014-04-18T15:06:00Z 2014-04-18T15:59:37Z Tucson-area border agents seize pot, vehicles, arrest Chinese nationalsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2014 3:06 pm  • 

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.

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