Border Patrol K9 Unit Helps DPS Arrest Suspects

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[Photo courtesy Border Patrol]

TUCSON,(Gila Bend) Ariz. – A Border Patrol agent from Ajo Station, along with his canine partner, helped Arizona’s Department of Public Safety apprehend two suspects who abandoned a vehicle on foot following a pursuit near Gila Bend early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 7:40 a.m., DPS troopers initiated a vehicle stop that turned into a pursuit.

Just South of the State Prison near Buckeye, the fleeing vehicle then went off-road at mile marker 138 on State Route 85 and two subjects abandoned the vehicle on foot. A Border Patrol agent and his canine partner assisted in the search and apprehended one of the subjects; DPS apprehended the other.

A follow-on search of the vehicle turned up an undisclosed amount of marijuana. DPS took custody of the vehicle, subjects and contraband.

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