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CBP: Weekend busts net nearly $3M in drugs, 5 Mexicans arrested

Officers working along the Arizona border seized nearly $3 million in narcotics and arrested five Mexican nationals in separate incidents over the weekend. ... Read more»

$2.3M in pot seized at Nogales port of entry

Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Mariposa crossing in Nogales seized more than $2.3 million worth of marijuana hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer Friday. ... Read more»

Analysis

The facts on immigration today

Immigration has been a constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are taxpayers, entrepreneurs, job creators, and consumers. But the immigration system is broken and in need of an overhaul. Although the U.S. border is now more secure than ever, decades of ever-increasing border and interior enforcement have exacerbated the dysfunction caused by rigid, out-of-date laws.... Read more»

CBP helicopter crashes near Bisbee

A helicopter pilot with Customs and Border Protection walked away from an emergency landing east of Bisbee on Monday afternoon. ... Read more»

Grijalva captures sign theft on hidden camera

TUSD Governing Board President Adelita Grijalva, running for re-election, said Monday that she has hidden-camera footage of someone stealing her campaign signs. Offering a $500 reward to anyone who can ID the alleged thief, Grijalva said that she's lost $7,000 in signs this year.... Read more»3

4-year-old boy Tucson's second drowning victim of 2014

A four-year-old boy became Tucson's second drowning victim of the year Friday afternoon, authorities said.... Read more»

Update: One killed in BP shooting near Casino del Sol

One person is dead following a shooting involving Border Patrol agents southwest of Tucson on Friday morning, officials said. Agents reported they were involved in a shooting incident with armed suspects about 10 miles southwest of downtown Tucson, resulting in the death of one of the suspects.... Read more»

Phx out to reduce economic, human cost of disconnected youth

As of 2012, the Phoenix area had an estimated 183,000 disconnected youth, and the Valley's percentage of disconnected youth – 22 percent – ranked it last among the nation's 25 most populous metropolitan areas. Phoenix has taken steps to improve those figures. ... Read more»

Angry protests over disappearance of 43 Mexican students

A demonstration Wednesday was one of dozens that have been taking place across Mexico in response to the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers and the shooting deaths of three more by police and drug cartel gunmen on Sept. 26. A mayor in hiding, corrupt cops and narco gunmen are all implicated in the crime, which thousands of officers so far haven’t been able to solve.... Read more»

DEA: Arizonans can provide tips on Rx drug trafficking via text, website

The DEA office in Phoenix announced TIP411, a technology allowing doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others with knowledge of illegal prescription drug transactions to submit tips anonymously via text or an online form. ... Read more»

I-10 reopens after fatal crash near Casa Grande

All lanes of Interstate 10 have been reopened Thursday afternoon, after authorities detoured traffic for hours following a deadly early morning crash on the highway.... Read more»

$53K in meth seized at Nogales port

Nogales port officers arrested a Mexican man Tuesday for attempting to drive nearly 18 pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.... Read more»

Douglas officers stop rifles, ammo bound for Mexico

Customs officers in Douglas halted an American attempting to smuggle five semi-automatic rifles, a pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Monday, authorities said.... Read more»1

Afghan poppy crop hits all-time high despite $7.6B U.S. campaign

The new Afghan president is facing a big drug problem as the country's opium poppy crop hits an all-time high.... Read more»

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Open letter demands justice for 43 disappeared Mexican students

The text of an open letter, published in Spanish and English, released Wednesday to protest what signers say is a lack of Mexican government action to investigate the disappearance of 43 college students, whom are feared to have been executed by drug cartels. The letter has been signed by more than 9,000 professors, students and other academics from around the world, with more adding their names every minute.... Read more»

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