sábado, 29 de abril de 2017

Agents Find Gun, Marijuana at Immigration Checkpoint

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Station arrested an adult USC male March 22 after finding more than 50 pounds of marijuana and a loaded small-caliber handgun in a pick-up truck.

The man was eastbound on Highway 86 when he stopped at the immigration checkpoint and was referred to secondary inspection due to a canine alert. Agents searched the vehicle and located two large bricks of marijuana concealed in the walls of the truck’s bed and a .380-caliber handgun in the cab.

The man is currently in custody, facing federal drug charges. Agents seized the vehicle, weapon and marijuana.

Federal law allows agents 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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