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Anti-Smuggling Unit

Sergeant Brian Messing is the supervisor for the Anti-Smuggling Unit. The Anti-Smuggling Unit is comprised of a
Sergeant and six Investigators. All operate out of the Criminal Investigations Bureau of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. The Anti-Smuggling Unit partners with the U.S. Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations on the West Desert Task Force and Silverbell Initiative, both of which are task forces targeting smuggling activities in and through Pinal County.

The Anti-Smuggling Unit works in partnership with the narcotics task force on enforcement actions involving large scale smuggling operations. ASU also targets criminal groups involved in human and drug smuggling in Pinal County.