Operation Chain Link’ nets cash, vehicles
A three-day multi-agency policing effort at the border in Nogales netted more than $20,000 in cash and recovered three stolen vehicles, authorities said.
On Dec. 1, the first day of “Operation Chain Link,” officers deployed at a Nogales port of entry selected a suspicious vehicle for a secondary inspection before the driver could cross into Mexico, the Department of Homeland Security said in a news release. After the officials found more than $10,000 in undeclared funds, they arrested the driver and seized the vehicle.
The following day, officers recovered one stolen vehicle and arrested the driver, DHS said. The driver and vehicle were then turned over to the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force.