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Serial deportee arrested by PCSO

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Tomas Rivera-Flores (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Tomas Rivera-Flores (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
PCSO canine officer involved in the case (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) PCSO canine officer involved in the case (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

ThePinal County Sheriff's Office arrests four people after a routine traffic stopthis weekend on eastbound I-10.

March23, a PCSO K-9 deputy witnessed a traffic violation and pulled the vehicle overto investigate.

Whenapproaching the vehicle, the deputy reported smelling marijuana coming frominside the vehicle.  The driver of thecar, identified as Cesar Martinez told the deputy that he had just purchasedthe vehicle that day from an unknown female. According to a release from the PCSO Martinez and three passengers wereinside the car, all admitted they did not have driver's licenses and were all inthe U.S. illegally. 

Onepassenger, identified as Tomas Rivera-Flores told the deputy that he hadalready been deported from the U.S. 14 times previously - this total was thenconfirmed by the U.S. Border Patrol, according to the PCSO release.

TheK-9 then searched the vehicle and was able to confirm the vehicle hadpreviously been used to transport marijuana, but the bundles had been removedprior to the traffic stop.

Allfour individuals were turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol for processing anddeportation.

Thevehicle was seized, as it had been used to transport illegal immigrants.

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