Friday, February 13, 2015



Note: it just keeps coming.

Note: No details on the quantities, especially the heroin, cocaine and meth.

Border Patrol Interdicts Criminals at I-19 Checkpoint
Release Date: February 10, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three suspects and seized narcotics worth approximately $263,700 at the I-19 checkpoint over the weekend.

On Feb. 6, a canine at the I-19 checkpoint assisted agents in the discovery of $35,000 worth of marijuana hidden inside a vehicle's ceiling. Agents arrested the driver and seized the marijuana.

Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 19 traffic checkpoint seized $35,000 worth of marijuana from the headliner of smuggling vehicle

The next day, agents at the checkpoint referred a vehicle with two occupants for a secondary inspection after a canine alert. As a result, agents discovered 20 packages of methamphetamine, three packages of heroin, and two packages of cocaine concealed in the vehicle's trunk compartment. Agents arrested the male Mexican national driver and the female United States citizen passenger.

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Immigration checkpoints are an effective and essential component of the Border Patrol's border enforcement strategy. These checkpoints are critical to our patrol efforts, as they deny major routes of egress from the border region to smugglers intent on delivering people, drugs, and other contraband into the interior of the United States. The Border Patrol carefully selects checkpoint locations to maximize border enforcement and continuously evaluates our operations to ensure they are effective and do not pose an undo impact to law abiding citizens.

Agents continue to diligently protect and secure America's borders by accomplishing the mission within the context of the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. search and seizure laws, and the judicial decisions that regulate checkpoint operations, including section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 USC § 1357), and United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, among others.

The drugs were seized in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines, and all subjects were presented for prosecution.


Four Arrested, More Than $257,000 in Drugs Seized
Release Date: February 10, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens during separate recent attempts to smuggle methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and marijuana through the Port of Nogales.

Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing on Feb. 6 selected a Pontiac SUV, driven by a 35-year-old man from Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection. After a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers found nearly 8 pounds of cocaine, worth $80,000, and more than five pounds of methamphetamine, worth nearly $16,000, in the SUV's rocker panel.

CBP officers at the Port of Douglas discover more than 117 pounds of marijuana in the floorboard and rear quarter panel of a smuggling vehicle

On Feb. 8, officers at the DeConcini crossing referred a 26-year-old man from Nogales, Arizona, for further inspection of his Suzuki sedan and discovered more than 117 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly $59,000, in the floorboard and rear quarter panel.

Earlier that day, officers at the Morley Pedestrian Gate referred an 18-year-old Tucson man for further questioning as he entered the United States. After a service canine alerted to the presence of drugs, officers searched the man and found two packages taped to his upper torso, one stuffed into the rear waistband of his pants, and a fourth attached to his crotch. The packages contained 4.7 pounds of heroin worth nearly $67,000.

On Feb. 9, officers at the DeConcini crossing referred a 47-year-old woman from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, for further inspection of her Hyundai sedan and located six packages of meth within the center console. The drugs, weighing nearly 11 pounds, are worth in excess of $32,000.

Officers processed the vehicles and drugs for seizure, and referred the four subjects to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


Naco CBP Officers Seize $254K in Heroin
Release Date: February 10, 2015

CBP officers located 18 pounds of heroin within the manifold area of a smuggling vehicle.

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested two Mexican nationals Feb 6 for attempting to smuggle 18 pounds of heroin through the Port of Naco.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred an Isuzu SUV, occupied by two males, for a secondary inspection. Officers assisted by a CBP narcotics-detection canine found hidden packages in the vehicle containing 18 pounds of heroin worth approximately $254,000.

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles, and referred the 28-year-old driver and his 22-year old passenger to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


Note: and then this one: SE AZ.

Three suspects apprehended after leading DPS officer on high-speed chase along State Route 191
Search continues for two remaining suspects
Thursday, February 12, 2015 -

A DPS officer was involved in a high-speed pursuit this morning on northbound State Route 191, north of Interstate 10. Three subjects were arrested and the search continues for two additional suspects.
The incident began at about 8:48 a.m. this morning when the DPS officer observed a Chevy four-door passenger vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on State Route 191, in the area of milepost 93.
The officer was able to catch up to the vehicle and activate his emergency lights in an attempt to get the vehicle to pull over. However, the vehicle failed to stop and continued northbound.

The vehicle gradually sped up to over 100 mph. In the area of milepost 109, the vehicle pulled over as if it was going to stop, but then pulled away. It eventually slowed and pulled over a second time. At that point, the driver and front seat passenger both jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran.

The car eventually came to a stop on the side of the road and three more passengers, who were all sitting in the backseat, ran from the scene. The officer was able to apprehend one of the passengers.

Two more suspects were apprehended a short time later with the assistance of personnel from the U.S. Border Patrol, the Graham County Sheriff's Office, the Safford Police Department, and the Bureau of Land Management.

The search continues for the two remaining suspects.


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