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

Border Patrol agents discovered two Chinese nationals being smuggled in the trunk of a car at the I-19 checkpoint.

3 hours ago • Arizona Daily Star

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.