Officers were shocked to learn that a member of the U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement Agency was helping marijuana smugglers transport goods
across the border.
Federal agents and the Arizona State Police were tipped off to the 34-year-old
deportation officer's actions earlier this month after a known smuggler
traded information. In exchange for more lenient treatment in the criminal
justice system, the smuggler revealed the identity and regular actions
of the officer. Several agents and police officers finally caught up with
the man as he was engaging in criminal activity, and rather than surrender
peacefully, he took them on a high-speed chase. In the process of trying
to evade arrest, he threw several bundles of marijuana out of his vehicle.
The man has since been arrested on multiple charges for drug crimes. It
is likely that he will reveal more names of people involved with the group
of people who used their status as law enforcement agents to bring marijuana
across the nation's border.
Anytime people have been charged with
drug crimes, the best thing they can do is to consult with a Phoenix criminal defense
attorney. Arrange a consultation today by
contacting the Knowles Law Firm.