Weapons, drugs, stolen Border Patrol uniform seized at checkpoin - Tucson News Now

Weapons, drugs, stolen Border Patrol uniform seized at checkpoints

(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol) (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol) (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol) (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol) (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
(Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol) (Source: Tucson Sector Border Patrol)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Border Patrol got a surprise while making a gun bust near Casa Grande.

Border Patrol in Stanfield, Ariz. arrested a driver who agents discovered was transporting five long-arm weapons, ammunition, marijuana and a stolen Border Patrol uniform. The vehicle and belonging were also seized.

The driver was one of many subjects apprehended by the Border Patrol over the past two weeks.

Agents at the Interstate 19 checkpoint arrested two U.S. citizens who attempted to smuggle two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a vehicle, according to a news release. The Border Patrol adds that this smuggling method can be fatal when occupants cannot escape in an emergency.

This week at the Highway 80 checkpoint, the Border Patrol seized a recreational vehicle with more than 500 pounds of marijuana hidden in multiple compartments. The next day, they interdicted a Chrysler van that contained multiple bricks of marijuana in excess of 60 pounds, hidden inside a false roof compartment.

All subjects were processed for prosecution and/or removal proceedings.

To anonymously report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, call (877) 872-7435 toll free.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Several options for parents who need childcare during walkout

    Several options for parents who need childcare during walkout

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:08:20 GMT

    Many of the school districts in Pima County are closing their doors during the teacher walkout for as long as it lasts, leaving parents searching for options and places to take their kids.

    Many of the school districts in Pima County are closing their doors during the teacher walkout for as long as it lasts, leaving parents searching for options and places to take their kids.

  • FAMILY FINDER: Julian has a huge heart, love of football

    FAMILY FINDER: Julian has a huge heart, love of football

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:55:31 GMT
    Julian is a 10-year-old sweet boy with a kind heart in need of loving family. (Source: Foster Arizona)Julian is a 10-year-old sweet boy with a kind heart in need of loving family. (Source: Foster Arizona)
    Julian is a 10-year-old sweet boy with a kind heart in need of loving family. (Source: Foster Arizona)Julian is a 10-year-old sweet boy with a kind heart in need of loving family. (Source: Foster Arizona)

    Julian is a 10-year-old sweet boy with a kind heart in need of loving family.

    Julian is a 10-year-old sweet boy with a kind heart in need of loving family.

  • Thousands of support staff join educators in Tucson rally

    Thousands of support staff join educators in Tucson rally

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 8:04 PM EDT2018-04-26 00:04:18 GMT
    Support staff joining teachers to 'paint Broadway' in Red for Ed rally. (Source: Tucson News Now)Support staff joining teachers to 'paint Broadway' in Red for Ed rally. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    As red-shirted crowds cover Broadway Boulevard across Tucson Wednesday evening, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance workers and other support staff will be joining teachers in their push for more money for public education. 

    As red-shirted crowds cover Broadway Boulevard across Tucson Wednesday evening, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance workers and other support staff will be joining teachers in their push for more money for public education. 

Powered by Frankly