FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Pinal County say a man who was allegedly driving a car carrying 220 pounds of marijuana had been deported to Mexico 11 times.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, 21year-old Daniel Jupa-Fino was arrested Tuesday after he ran from the car after a deputy made a traffic stop on Interstate 8.
The Sheriff’s Office says it later learned from federal authorities that Jupa-Fino had been deported 11 prior times during the last three years for illegal entry into the United States.
He’s jailed in Florence on charges of possession and transportation of marijuana.
A second man who was a passenger in the car also was arrested. He also faces marijuana charges.