Products warehouse, a common loading zone for narcotics just 350 yards north of the
United States/Mexico border.
On November 14, 2012, at 8:30 p.m., a 1995 gold Toyota Camry crossed the
border near Santa Theresa. Border Patrol agents on shift were instructed to watch for the
Camry. They noticed the Camry parked outside the Stanco Metal warehouse, stopped it
as it was driving away on Domenici Highway, searched the vehicle, and found three
duffel bags filled with marijuana.
At the same time, two other agents, Agent Flores and his partner, were patrolling
Domenici Highway in an unmarked patrol vehicle. The plain-clothed agents were aware
of the instructions to look for the Camry. They came upon Mr. Arjon’s black Chevrolet
Silverado moving 25 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone.
Agent Flores started surveilling the Silverado. He noticed Mr. Arjon would drive
slowly along Domenici Highway for a few miles, make a U-turn, and drive back along
the same stretch of highway, repeating this behavior several times. Mr. Arjon also would
pull over to the side of the road, turn off his lights, wait for two or three minutes, and then
resume driving back and forth on the highway. The area surrounding this stretch of
highway is almost entirely desert. Several miles away the highway leads to an industrial
district, a residential district, and the county airport.
Agent Flores received word agents had stopped the Camry and had found drugs
inside, but he did not know where the Camry had been stopped. Approximately five
minutes later, around 9:30 p.m., he stopped Mr. Arjon in the Silverado. Agent Flores