Police bust Mexican drug runners

Last updated 12:54 15/11/2012

Relevant offers

World

Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking efforts France rejects WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange's request for asylum Greek minister: Europe can't afford to let Athens go under Jumping sturgeon kills girl, 5, in Florida Tunisia declares state of emergency after terrorist attacks Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 55 in Nigeria Boy, 7, tells Australian PM Tony Abbott to 'stop being selfish' Helen Clark says women are still being held back by 'family duties' Tonga crowns king, country parties Feral fox traps patrons in sports club for hours

Pinal County deputies arrested three Mexican drug smugglers who tried to flee after a chase, including one who had been deported five times in the past two years.

Deputies discovered 270 pounds of marijuana that authorities said had a street value of more than US$200,000 (NZ$240,000). 

The events began Monday after a resident called in a report of a red Buick that looked to be a smuggling vehicle.

Deputies spotted the car a short time later and stopped it near Interstate 8 and Interstate 10 south of Casa Grande.

As deputies approached the car, it moved forward about 200m and three men fled into the desert. 

With help of other deputies, the three men were captured nearby.

All three were from Mexico.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content