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Tucson weapons smugglers sentenced to prison following ICE HSI investigation

TUCSON, Ariz. — An Aguila area man was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for smuggling weapons from the United States into Mexico following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), special agents from Tucson’s Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) . U.S. Customs and Border Protection assisted in this case.

Alejandro Valles, 27, of Aguila, Arizona, joins his co-conspirator David Alberto Duarte-Marquez, 21, a Mexican citizen was previously sentenced to 33 months in prison – both men pleaded guilty to their offenses.

Contact Darren Heyman, immigration attorney, for more information.

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