Trial date set for agent accused of smuggling
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PHOENIX (AP) - A new trial date has been set for a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of smuggling marijuana while on duty in southwestern Arizona.
Agent Aaron Anaya's trial is set for May 7.
The 25-year-old Anaya has pleaded not guilty to marijuana importation and other charges.
Authorities say agents conducting aerial surveillance saw Anaya loading marijuana bundles that had been dropped over the border fence from Mexico into his patrol vehicle on Dec. 2 in between Yuma and Wellton, about 185 miles southwest of Phoenix.
Investigators say agents tracked Anaya for several hours as he appeared to return to normal duties and found nearly 147 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
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