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Joint effort by BP agents, local law enforcement lead to arrests

One of the bundles discovered by BP Horse Patrol agents on Tuesday (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) One of the bundles discovered by BP Horse Patrol agents on Tuesday (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two suspects in burglary cases were arrested this week, thanks in part to cooperation between Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement.

Early Tuesday morning BP agents arrested a Mexican man just south of a home in Sunizona, Arizona, after a request for assistance from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office on a possible burglary.  According to a BP release, agents with the Willcox Station Horse Patrol discovered footprints outside the home that led them to the suspect, as well as four bundles of marijuana hidden in the grass nearby. 

The bundles were worth an estimated $80,300; they were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Agency for processing.  While the suspect is processed, the CCSO will continue its investigation.

A second incident in Nogales last week, resulted in another arrest for possible burglary.  According to the BP release Nogales Police requested assistance on a burglary in progress.  Agents arrived on scene to find the suspect gone; they conducted a search of the area and were able to locate the suspect a short distance away.  The suspect admitted to agents that he was in the U.S. illegally, according to the release.

The Nogales Police Department is leading an investigation into the possible burglary.

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