Border briefs

2013-04-16T00:00:00Z 2013-04-16T08:13:04Z Border briefsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 16, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Border officers seize fraudulent credit cards in Nogales

A Mexican man is accused of trying to smuggle nearly 80 fraudulent credit cards out of Southern Arizona, federal authorities say.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were conducting an inspection of a tourist bus at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.

They selected 23-year-old Leonardo Daniel Robles Castro of Hermosillo, Sonora, for further inspection.

CBP officers say they found and seized two packages containing a total of 79 counterfeit credit cards along with a fraudulent driver's license.

Robles was arrested and referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, authorities say.

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Pot reportedly found in van crossing into Douglas

A teen from Agua Prieta, Sonora, was arrested Sunday after border officers say they found about 269 pounds of marijuana hidden in a van he was driving across the border into Douglas.

A drug dog alerted to the presence of drugs in a Chrysler van being driven by the 17-year-old, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release. Officials found 246 packages of marijuana throughout the van. The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure.

The teen was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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