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

CBP agents arrest 11, confiscate 3 weapons in 72 hours

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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.

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