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Border task force nets $2.8M in marijuana

Agents working with the West Desert Task Force seized 5,600 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $2.8 million, and three vehicles in the last two weeks. border_bust... Read more»

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Activists say civil rights of migrant families violated in CBP custody

Citing refusals to give food and water, poor medical treatment, and an intentional structure to disrupt the sleep of migrant families, a report written by a Tucson-based group of volunteers accuses Customs and Border Protection of violating the civil rights of immigrant families in temporary holding facilities in Arizona, based on dozens of interviews made this summer.... Read more»

Update: Man fatally shot by Border Patrol identified

A man killed last week in shooting southwest of Tucson by a Border Patrol agent has been identified. Edgar Amaro López, 23, died of a single gunshot wound to the head. A truck he was in was pulled over Friday morning. Those riding in it “were smugglers and were armed,” said an attorney representing one of the agents.... Read more»2

Tucson woman arrested for smuggling heroin

Tucson woman arrested Tuesday for attempting to smuggle nearly five pounds of heroin worth around $66,000 into the United States through Nogales, authorities said.... Read more»

$165K in pot seized at I-19 checkpoint

Border Patrol agents seized $165,000 worth of marijuana at the Interstate 19 checkpoint on Saturday.

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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.

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$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»

Program helping to reduce waits at Texas border bridges

Nine months into a federal pilot program created to reduce wait times at international ports of entry, operators of bridges on the Texas-Mexico border say it appears to be accomplishing that goal. But they also say it’s difficult to measure whether cars, trucks and pedestrians are moving faster across the border.... Read more»1

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»

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

Customs officers pull in 843 lbs. of pot in weekend hauls

Over the weekend, officers at three of Arizona’s ports of entry hauled 843 pounds of marijuana worth around $421,000 in four separate incidents.... Read more»

What the CDC can do to fight Ebola

The agency has been heavily criticized for its response to a threat that requires team action by federal, state and local agencies.... Read more»2

Residents claim racial profiling at Border Patrol checkpoint

Arivaca residents said Sunday that they have evidence of racial profiling against Latino drivers during two months of observation of a Border Patrol checkpoint south of Tucson. Although thousands of drivers passed through the checkpoint, no arrests were made as observers recorded the actions of border agents.... Read more»3

Are Central American kids 'refugees'?

A 35-year-old resettlement program could help some of the thousands of unaccompanied Central American children entering the U.S. Their future hinges on how they are designated.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents rescue 2 migrants from desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued two illegal immigrants Friday, authorities said.... Read more»

A 6-year-old Honduran migrant goes to Washington

With U.S. immigration reform long delayed, a Honduran mother and son head to the capital to tell lawmakers why they came to Boston and should be allowed to stay.... Read more»

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