Phoenix — A male U.S. citizen wanted in Pinal County since October 2011 was apprehended yesterday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after disembarking a flight from Hermosillo, Mexico.
Customs and Border Protection officers recognized Iran Federico Sotelo, 22, of Glendale, Ariz., during processing at the airport. After confirming the warrant out of Pinal County, which charges the subject for possession and transport of marijuana for sale, officers contacted the Phoenix Police Department to take custody of Sotelo.
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