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CBP officers seize $285K in narcotics in Nogales

A U.S. citizen and a Mexican national were arrested and more than 44 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine combined were seized Friday in two separate incidents at the Nogales port of entry, officials said.... Read more»

3 men face gun-running charges after Casa Grande bust

Three men were arrested on weapons trafficking charges after a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy found almost a dozen AK-47s and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition during a traffic stop outside Casa Grande on Saturday, authorities said.... Read more»2

Ecuador is freeing thousands of convicted drug mules

President Rafael Correa has said his country’s harsh old drug laws were ‘imposed by the gringos.’ Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals.... Read more»

Mexican mass graves: A survivor’s story

Drug cartel hit men confessed to working with local police to kill students on Sept. 26. This is the story of a 19-year-old who managed to escape.... Read more»

Border officers seize $100K in meth, save baby

In the past week, Customs and Border Protection officers seized just over $100,000 of meth in three separate incidents, and saved a newborn baby.... Read more»1

Sedona police on the lookout for drivers using cellphones

While Phoenix and Tucson have banned texting while driving, Sedona has gone a step further by barring any cellphone use without a hands-free device. Offenders face fines of $100 or more.... Read more»

AK-47 among weapons BP seizes from smugglers

In a series of busts, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized two stolen vehicles and four weapons, including a fully-automatic AK-47 assault rifle and a 9 mm pistol with a silencer.... Read more»

Az traces alcohol sources in underaged drinkers' accidents, deaths

TRACE, or Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergency, is the investigation unit of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. The investigators are called when underage drinking is involved in a serious accident or death, and their job is to work backward from the time of the incident to find out who supplied the alcohol.... Read more»

Operation Streamline protesters found guilty

Six activists who blocked the federal courthouse in Tucson during an October 2013 protest against the fast-track immigration court held there were found guilty by a federal judge on Friday.... Read more»2

Texas officials expand Ebola contact investigation

Texas health officials have expanded to 100 their list of people who may have had contact with a man in the Dallas area confirmed to be infected with the Ebola virus. Eighteen people are already under observation.... Read more»

Captured Mexican drug lord was hunted by U.S. agents

On Wednesday, Mexican soldiers arrested the man who headed one of that country’s most notorious cartels, Hector Beltran Leyva. The U.S. offered a $5 million reward for his capture, with the drug lord accused of running huge cocaine traffic to the US. His cartel was also a suspect in an attack on CIA agents.... Read more»

Obama administration breaks own deportation record

The Obama administration in 2013 deported a record-breaking 438,421 people, including about 315,000 Mexican nationals, according to government statistics released Wednesday.... Read more»

24 cartel scouts arrested during anti-smuggling raids

Using helicopters, agents with the Border Patrol’s tactical unit raided the campsites of men the agency alleges were acting as lookouts for smuggling operations, arresting 24 and seizing 6,500 pounds of drugs.... Read more»

High court sides with insurer in lawsuit involving ownership of car in accident

An attorney for insurance giant State Farm said a case by the company “should give Arizonans a better understanding of how their insurance works when conducting a direct sale.” The Arizona Supreme Court ruled the company is allowed to press a claim over whether a vehicle’s ownership was transferred before a 2008 collision.... Read more»

Cochise County program calls isolated residents to ask: 'Are you OK?'

Four miles from the border, the prefab house sits on acres of land. The closest neighbor is more than a mile away. Sheila Goar, 74, has lived on this land her entire life. She is the only member of her family left in the area, with a sister she doesn’t speak to and a brother in Idaho, she used to rely on distant neighbors and friends who occasionally checked in on her.... Read more»

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