domingo, 26 de febrero de 2017

Border Patrol Stops Truck near Sonoita, Finds Almost $260K Worth of Marijuana

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Sonoita Station arrested a female U.S. citizen Feb. 16 after finding nearly 2 dozen bundles of marijuana, worth almost $260,000, in her Dodge Ram truck.

The woman was driving north on State Route 83 when agents pulled her over and discovered multiple bundles in the truck’s bed and cab.  She now faces criminal charges for smuggling a controlled substance. The vehicle and drugs were processed for seizure in accordance to Tucson Sector Guidelines and federal statutes.

Federal law allows Customs and Border Protection agents and officers to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt. An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt

CBP welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection, parent agency of the U.S. Border Patrol, is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. Follow us on Twitter @CBPArizona

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