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FLORENCE, Ariz. -- Authorities in Pinal County said a man suspected of driving a car carrying 220 pounds of marijuana had been deported to Mexico 11 times.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Daniel Jupa-Fino, 21, was arrested Tuesday after he ran from the car after a deputy made a traffic stop on Interstate 8.

The Sheriff's Office said it later learned from federal authorities that Jupa-Fino had been deported 11 times in the last three years for illegal entry into the United States.

He's jailed in Florence on charges of possession and transportation of marijuana.

A second man who was a passenger in the car also was arrested. He also faces marijuana charges.

Associated Press,

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