Pinal County traffic pursuit leads to Mesa drop house
CASA GRANDE, AZ (AP) -
Pinal County Sheriff's deputies say two high-speed pursuits, which included suspects tossing bales of marijuana from a vehicle, have resulted in the discovery of an immigrant drop house in Maricopa County.
Deputies say arrested 9 of 10 occupants of a truck speeding on Interstate 8 near Stanfield on Wednesday morning.
The arrests led to a second pursuit several hours later in Casa Grande.
A deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle on Interstate 10 when the two occupants began throwing out bales of marijuana.
Once the vehicle came to a stop, deputies arrested 43-year-old Mario Perez-Paz, of Mexico, and 21-year-old Juan Aguilar-Zavala.
Deputies and U.S. Border Patrol say their destination was a stash house in Mesa, where authorities found 20 Guatemalan and Mexican immigrants who were in the country illegally.