Border Patrol Stops Smugglers at I-19 Checkpoint

Border Patrol Stops Smugglers at I-19 Checkpoint

Tucson, Ariz. – Multiple arrests were made recently when Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped smugglers from bringing

meth, marijuana and illegal immigrants through the I-19 checkpoint just north of Tubac, Ariz.

Last Thursday, agents observed numerous used water bottles in a vehicle containing only a driver and passenger. The water

bottles resembled those used by illegal immigrants to carry water through the desert. The vehicle was referred to secondary

inspection, where two illegal immigrants were found hiding in the trunk of the car. Both the driver and passenger were

arrested and charged with alien smuggling. The illegal immigrants were processed for removal.

A second smuggling attempt on Saturday ended when a Border Patrol canine alerted to possible contraband in a vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, agents discovered 13 bundles of marijuana located in a hidden compartment inside the gas