An illegal immigrant working for a drug-trafficking organization was apprehended Wednesday in the West Desert. While being interviewed by Ajo Station Border Patrol agents, the subject provided information leading to yesterday’s arrest of fellow drug smugglers, as well as the location of a stash-house.
Based on intelligence gathered from the driver of the vehicle, agents executed search warrants for the house – still under surveillance. HSI agents and detectives from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office apprehended one subject at the residence and seized 20 additional bundles of marijuana weighing 440 pounds. They also retrieved a shotgun, a revolver, roughly 200 rounds of ammunition, scales, ledgers, U.S. currency and cellular phones.