Shots fired at suspected drug smugglers in Nogales - Tucson News Now

Shots fired at suspected drug smugglers in Nogales

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NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Shots were fired at suspected drug smugglers at the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, AZ Wednesday night.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. after U.S. border patrol agents in Nogales responded to reports of two narcotics smugglers near West International Street and Hereford Drive.

Agents said they saw smugglers drop narcotic loads onto the U.S. side of the border and then run back into Mexico.

The suspects then proceeded to throw rocks at the agents. After the suspects did not stop, one agent fired his gun at them.

According to the agents, it appeared one of the suspects was hit. The Mexican government was notified and the FBI is leading an investigation. 

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