TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal authorities say a Tucson man is in custody for
allegedly performing medical procedures without a license.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced Tuesday that 50-year-old
Gustavo Nunez and his aide, 39-year-old Ilda Garcia, also are being held on
suspicion of possession of dangerous drugs.
DEA investigators say Nunez allegedly performed illegal medical procedures at
his NuTec clinic in a Tucson industrial warehouse.
On at least two separate occasions, Nunez is accused of performing liposuction
and breast augmentation procedures on two women.
DEA officials say both patients suffered severe complications following the
procedures and were admitted to Tucson emergency rooms.
They say Nunez also allegedly prescribed controlled substances to the patients
after the procedures, causing one to become unconscious for several hours.
It’s unclear if Nunez or Garcia have lawyers yet.