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Jun 20, 2012 7:56 PM

3 Nogales city employees arrested on marijuana sale charges

NOGALES - Three employees with the City of Nogales were arrested today on various charges related to trafficking marijuana after a three-year investigation by Homeland Security.

Fernando Islas, Jr., Eduardo Bojorquez-Obeso, and Francisco Rene Fuentes were arrested today by authorities and charged by the Santa Cruz County Attorney's office, in cooperation with Homeland Security Investigations and the City of Nogales, according to a news release from city officials.

Fernando Islas, Jr. was charged with Conspiracy To Possess Marijuana For Sale and Conspiracy To Transport Marijuana For Sale, the release states. Eduardo Bojorquez-Obeso was charged with Unlawful Transportation Of Marijuana For Sale, two counts of Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana For Sale, two counts of Conspiracy To Possess Marijuana For Sale, and two counts of Conspiracy To Transport Marijuana For Sale. Francisco Rene Fuentes was charged with Unlawful Possession Of Marijuana For Sale, two counts of Conspiracy To Possess Marijuana For Sale, and two counts of Conspiracy To Transport Marijuana For Sale.

Shane Dille, City Manager for the City of Nogales expressed, "I am disappointed that we had to do this. At the same time, I am confident that this is not reflective of the entire organization. This step is necessary in order to maintain the trust of the general public."

Tune in to News 4 Tucson this evening for a live report.

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