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‘Legendary’ DEA agent killed in Arizona Amtrak shooting over marijuana, complaint says

‘Legendary’ DEA agent killed in Arizona Amtrak shooting over marijuana, complaint says

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 
OCT 06, 2021  10:01 AM

A “legendary” Drug Enforcement Administration agent with a 16-year career in law enforcement has been identified as the officer shot and killed by an Amtrak passenger, who was concealing a massive amount of marijuana at the time.

Michael Garbo, who typically went by Mike, was part of a regional task force of DEA agents and Tucson police officers tasked on Monday with inspecting luggage at an Amtrak station in Arizona. Their presence was triggered by tips from train authorities regarding a list of individuals that were traveling from California to Texas.

The Sunset Limited, Train 2, was carrying 137 passengers and 11 crew members traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, and arrived at the downtown Tucson station at 7:40 am, said Jason Abrams, an Amtrak spokesman. The shooting unfolded about 20 minutes later.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Arizona District court on Tuesday, an officer spotted a man, who has since been identified as Devonte Mathis, abandon several backpacks in a row of unoccupied seats. When questioned about it, Mathis denied that they belonged to him, prompting the officer to take them out to the platform for additional investigation.

A quick search of the bags turned up two bulk packages of marijuana. According to a search warrant, they contained 2.39 kilograms.....read the rest here

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