On Aug. 7, Brandy Elizabeth Deetz, 27, and Israel Ysea, 35, were taken into custody by Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents after a canine team alerted to their vehicle during a pre-primary inspection at the Interstate 90 checkpoint.
During secondary inspection, six bundles of marijuana, worth an estimated $70,500, were found concealed in the vehicle’s rear wheel-wells.
In a separate incident Aug. 8, two Mexican nationals, Jesus Vasquez-Cisneros, 24, and Adrian Perez-Mendoza, 36, were taken into custody by agents working at the Highway 191 checkpoint.
A canine team alerted to their vehicle during primary inspection. During secondary inspection, 35 small bricks of marijuana worth an estimated value of $117,750, were discovered concealed in after market compartments.
The subjects were arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The drugs and vehicles were seized.