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Arizona DPS Officers Ambushed by Smugglers, No Casualties

September 16, 2011  | 

Shots were fired at DPS officers as they were working with the U.S. Border Patrol on a human- and drug-smuggling operation in Vekol Valley early Friday morning.

Officers fired back at the shooter, but no one was injured in the exchange that took place just before 6 a.m. The shooter ran away, and DPS officers, Border Patrol agents and Pinal County Sheriff's deputies organized a foot search. One person of interest is in custody.

Source: Arizona Republic.

Tags: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Arizona DPS, U.S.-Mexico Border, Smuggling, Border Patrol


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