C.B.P. News Release

Border Patrol Leads Multi-agency Operation

Cooperation among ACTT Partners Yields Significant Results

(Monday, August 08, 2011)

Tucson, Ariz. – A four-day operation near Whetstone, Ariz., concluded Aug. 7, resulting in the seizure of more than 170 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $85,000, and 23 arrests.

The Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT) operation was led by the U.S. Border Patrol, which focused on apprehending smugglers and disrupting transnational criminal organizations operating in and around the Whetstone area.

“The unified border security effort we achieved through the ACTT is critical to the success of all of our partners and results in a safer Arizona,