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$706K in cocaine & marijuana seized at BP checkpoints

Border Patrol agents working at two checkpoints this week intercepted more than $706,400 in marijuana and cocaine, arrested three U.S. citizens, and seized three firearms, including an AR-15 rifle, said authorities. ... Read more»

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9th Circuit will hold off on Nogales cross-border shooting case, pending Supreme Court decision

The civil rights lawsuit by the family of a Mexican teenager killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting in Nogales remains in limbo after the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco decided to wait for a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on a similar case from Texas. ... Read more»

After a lull in 2015, Texas border apprehensions spiked in 2016

Apprehension of families and unaccompanied children surged again along the Texas-Mexico border in 2016, reflecting the new prevalence of illegal immigration from Central America. The statistics show that Mexico's attempt to secure its southern border and deter illegal migration isn't working. ... Read more»

Yuma BP agents arrest 12, seize $450K in marijuana

A group of 12 men were arrested Friday morning after agents spotted them walking through the remote desert near Dateland, Arizona, carrying backpacks loaded with nearly $450,000 in marijuana.... Read more»

Three U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling meth, cocaine through Nogales this week

Three U.S. citizens were among six arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents in multiple incidents since Saturday for attempting to smuggle $586,000 in "hard drugs," including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine through Nogales-area ports. ... Read more»

2 Border Patrol agents assaulted in 24 hours

Two Border Patrol agents were assaulted by Mexican men in two separate incidents last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

First Amendment lawsuit over Arivaca checkpoint dismissed

On Friday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that said U.S. Border Patrol agents violated the First Amendment rights of some Arivaca residents by blocking their effort to observe a checkpoint maintained by the agency. ... Read more»

Border Patrol intercepts group carrying marijuana in wilderness near Yuma

Border Patrol agents assigned to the forward operating base known as Camp Grip, in the wilderness east of Yuma, arrested 10 men and seized 418 pounds of marijuana on Monday. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent commits suicide after shooting at police

A Border Patrol agent from the Casa Grande station appears to have committed suicide after shooting at Maricopa police officers responding to a 911 call at his home. Jeremy Russo, 40, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after firing several rounds from an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle at officers, hitting a nearby house and forcing neighbors to evacuate. ... Read more»

CBP: 8 arrested, nearly $800K in hard drugs intercepted in Nogales last week

In three days, Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers arrested eight people, including two U.S. citizens involved in multiple smuggle attempts, seizing a combined total of $800,000 in hard drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mobile drug-launching air cannon found by Mexican federal police

Mexican federal police in Agua Prieta, Sonora, discovered a van outfitted with an air cannon they believed was designed to launch drugs over the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»

SIerra Club & Border Patrol tout 'conservation and collaboration on the border'

They've clashed in the past over conflicting goals - border security and protecting the environment - but representatives of the Sierra Club and Customs and Border Protection recently made their first joint public presentation about working together. Security goals and environmental preservation can go hand in hand, they said.... Read more»

Border agents seize drugs, guns while trying to stop smugglers near Sierra Vista

Border Patrol agents seized nearly 72 pounds of marijuana, an AK-style semi-automatic rifle, and a Colt handgun while trying to intercept a group of smugglers near Sierra Vista, Arizona on Friday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Man shot, wounded trying to flee through Nogales border crossing

A Border Patrol agent and officers with Customs and Border Protection shot and wounded a man after he attempted to drive south through a border crossing in Nogales on Thursday. As the man attempted to evade agents and drove toward Mexico, he swerved his vehicle in an apparent attempt to hit officers, officials said.... Read more»

Man convicted for murder of Border Patrol agent apprehended Sunday

Border Patrol agents arrested Francisco Javier Rosas-Molina on Sunday when he attempted to cross into the United States. He was one of four men accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Jorge Salomon-Martinez, who was off-duty in Mexico. Rosas served 11 years in Mexico for the crime.... Read more»1

Tucson sting grounds smuggling of drone tech to Pakistani military

An undercover operation by Homeland Security agents thwarted a Pakistani man's attempt to buy gyroscopes and other electronics from a Tucson-based company and export them under falsified documents to Pakistan for use in that country's military drone program. ... Read more»

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