CBP agents arrest 11, confiscate 3 weapons in 72 hours - Tucson News Now

CBP agents arrest 11, confiscate 3 weapons in 72 hours

Source: Tucson News Now Source: Tucson News Now
SOUTHERN, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents were busy early this week. Within 72 hours agents arrested 11 people and confiscated three weapons, according to a release.

On Sunday, May 6, a person near Bisbee reported seeing someone walk out of the desert and get into a vehicle. Agents from Terry Station tracked down the vehicle and arrested the passenger who was a Mexican national in the United States illegally. Agents also arrested the driver, who is a U.S. citizen, and confiscated a 9 mm handgun.

On Monday, May 8, agents working on Interstate 8 near Gila Bend saw five people get into a Honda Pilot on the side of the road. After investigating, agents determined the five passengers were Mexican nationals in the U.S. illegally. Agents also arrested that driver, who is a U.S. citizen, and confiscated a .45 caliber hand gun.

Early on Tuesday, May 9, agents near Three Points got a report of someone getting into a Lincoln Navigator on the side of Robles Junction Road. Agents caught up with the vehicle which was stopped a short distance from the reported area. Two men inside were U.S. citizens and claimed to be alone, but agents found another man, a Mexican national, hiding on the floor between the rear seats. All three men were arrested, and agents also confiscated a 9 mm handgun from the car.

MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Documents, video reveal new information in Jayden Glomb's death

    Documents, video reveal new information in Jayden Glomb's death

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:36 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:36:12 GMT
    Josh Lelevier (Source: Tucson Police Department)Josh Lelevier (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    This new footage has enabled detectives to create a timeline into Jayden's death.

    This new footage has enabled detectives to create a timeline into Jayden's death.

  • THINK ABOUT IT EDITORIAL: Sun Tran avoids repeat strike

    THINK ABOUT IT EDITORIAL: Sun Tran avoids repeat strike

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:58:29 GMT

    Let’s give a shout out and a little praise, with reservations, for the way the Teamsters and Sun Tran management pulled together to avoid another long, frustrating bus strike?  After all, One of the things we have NOT had to report on recently is a long, drawn out bus strike.

    Let’s give a shout out and a little praise, with reservations, for the way the Teamsters and Sun Tran management pulled together to avoid another long, frustrating bus strike?  After all, One of the things we have NOT had to report on recently is a long, drawn out bus strike.

  • Tucsonans react to the healthcare debate in Washington D.C.

    Tucsonans react to the healthcare debate in Washington D.C.

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-26 04:00:48 GMT
    Bill Gibson, just one of thousands in Arizona on Medicaid. (Source: Tucson News Now)Bill Gibson, just one of thousands in Arizona on Medicaid. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    "I try not to worry about things I can't do something about," Bill Gibson said. He is likely to lose his health care coverage if the present Senate alternative passes, along with an estimated 22 to 32 million others.

    "I try not to worry about things I can't do something about," Bill Gibson said. He is likely to lose his health care coverage if the present Senate alternative passes, along with an estimated 22 to 32 million others.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house

    Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:15:09 GMT
    (Source: Family)(Source: Family)

    Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants out for his arrest.

    Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants out for his arrest.

Powered by Frankly