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Border Patrol

Border agents find more than 3 tons of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol found over 3 tons of marijuana worth more than $3 million in abandoned vehicles east of Patagonia on Wednesday... Read more»

Can El Salvador’s gang truce hold?

El Salvador’s vicious gangs have called a cease-fire, enticed in part by conjugal visits for incarcerated leaders. Salvadorans are skeptical it will last.... Read more»

Zetas cartel leader arrested in killings of 49

Daniel Elizondo, a leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico, was arrested in connection to the killings of 49 people whose decapitated and dismembered corpses were found dumped next to a highway last week.... Read more»

Fourth army officer held in Mexico drug cartel probe

A fourth high-ranking Mexican military officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged army links to drug cartels.... Read more»

Man gets 13 years for holding illegal immigrants hostage

A 21-year-old Mexican man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for holding illegal immigrants hostage inside a Tucson home.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

Woman arrested at Douglas Port with 425 lbs of pot

A 39-year-old Agua Prieta, Son., woman was arrested for attempting to smuggle 425 pounds of marijuana through the Douglas Port of Entry on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.... Read more»

Mexican firm's bankruptcy case has cross-border impact

Investors and financial analysts have their eyes on a bankruptcy case, pending in a Dallas courtroom, that they say could systematically shift how American firms do business with Mexican companies.... Read more»

2 Mexican army generals detained over alleged cartel ties

Mexican soldiers have detained two army generals, including a former assistant defense secretary, over their alleged links to organized crime.... Read more»1

Player bows out in Texas fight over Mexican mine

In what the leader of an environmental group said was a surprising and stunning blow to an effort to stop a Mexican company from mining coal on the Texas-Mexico border, an American Indian tribe has backed out of the fight.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

7 lbs. of cocaine found stuffed in wheelchair cushion

A 43-year-old Mexican national was arrested Sunday for trying to smuggle more than 7 pounds of cocaine into the United States using a wheelchair.... Read more»

Man gets 5 years for human smuggling

A 26-year-old man from Chiapas, Mexico, was sentenced Monday in a Tucson federal court to five years in prison for human smuggling.... Read more»

Mexican police find slain journalist in car trunk

Another journalist has been killed in Mexico, this time in the central state of Morelos.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

Man arrested after attempt to smuggle heroin, meth, coke

An 18-year-old Mexican man was arrested after attempting to smuggle 57 pounds of cocaine, 3 pounds of methamphetamine and 2.5 pounds of heroin through the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.... Read more»

Officials unable to ID causes of Monument, Horseshoe 2 fires

Fire officials have ended investigations into the sources of last summer’s Horseshoe 2 and Monument fires that burned more than 250,000 acres in Southeastern Arizona with no clear determination of how they began.... Read more»

Who controls Mexico's prisons?

Mexico’s prison problems stem primarily from a lack of control. Corruption is rife among guards and wardens, who have been implicated in abetting mass escapes and allowing mafias to charge inmates fees for simple comforts such as sleeping on bunks.... Read more»

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