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$1.1M in meth is largest seizure in history at Az border crossing

Border officers in Nogales found $1.1 million in methamphetamine Friday, the largest-ever seizure of the drug at a border crossing in Arizona, authorities said.... Read more»

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CBP: 3-D-printed full-auto rifle seized at Lukeville crossing

Border officers in Lukeville arrested a U.S. citizen Saturday after they found a cache of weapons in his car, including an semi-automatic rifle modified with a 3-D-printed receiver, allowing the weapon to fire in full automatic mode.... Read more»

Arivaca residents now monitoring second Border Patrol checkpoint

A group of Arivaca residents have expanded their monitoring of Border Patrol checkpoints to SR 286, just north of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. Activists set up just north of the checkpoint with binoculars, video cameras and clipboards to record the interactions between agents and people driving north.... Read more»

Dramatic January drop in kids, families picked up at border

The number of unaccompanied minors and parents with children apprehended at the border declined dramatically from December to January, even as the administration takes hits from activists and Democrats over immigration raids conducted after the New Year. ... Read more»

As feds plan to cut border monitoring, Texas officials ask why

Texas officials pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border.... Read more»

24 Sinaloa cartel members arrested in joint U.S.-Mexico cross-border raids

A cross-border operation in Sonoyta, just across from Lukeville, involving several U.S. agencies and Mexican law enforcement led to the arrest of 24 members of the Sinaloa cartel.... Read more»

ICE, federales involved in Lukeville cross-border arrest operation

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were involved in a cross-border operation near Lukeville, Ariz., on Friday. The effort, described by officials as "an arrest operation" targeting organized crime in Sonoyta, Sonora, includes Blackhawk helicopters flown by Mexican federal police. ... Read more»

CBP: Smuggler threw 'football-sized' rock at agent

A Border Patrol agent was assaulted with a "football-sized rock" by a suspected smuggler in the hills outside of Nogales early Monday morning. The agent was injured, but was able to arrest the man, a member of a small group smuggling about $75,000 worth of marijuana in backpacks. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent shoots smuggling suspect NE of Douglas

A suspected drug smuggler was injured when he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Monday morning northeast of Douglas, authorities said. The incident took place near Skeleton Canyon, near the New Mexico state line.... Read more»

$1M in drugs seized at Arizona border crossings this week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales and Douglas arrested eight and seized more than $1 million in drugs in multiple seizures this week. ... Read more»

.50-cal rifle seized during El Chapo raid connected to Fast & Furious

A .50-caliber rifle sold by a U.S. gun dealer during the botched law enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious" was seized in the coastal hideout of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a raid by Mexican marines. ... Read more»

Advocates: Feds withholding documents on deportation push

Immigrant advocates accused the federal government of withholding documents after 10 agencies released only a few papers relating to a new deportation policy known as the Priority Enforcement Program.... Read more»

Judge rejects Obama's executive privilege over 'Fast & Furious' docs

The Justice Department must release documents relating to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling investigation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The botched federal probe allowed the trafficking of hundreds of firearms into Mexico by illegal straw purchasers.... Read more»

BP: Agents intercept drone-dropped drugs for first time

Yuma Station border agents intercepted drugs delivered across the border by a drone near San Luis in what officials said was the first such incident resulting in a seizure. ... Read more»

Tucson Border Patrol gets new chief

Paul A. Beeson is the new chief patrol agent in the Tucson Sector, replacing Manuel Padilla Jr., who left in November to take over the position in the Rio Grande Valley. ... Read more»

Reuters exclusive

U.S., Mexican efforts to battle gun trafficking falter

Efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico have stumbled in recent years, hampered by a lack of cooperation between U.S. and Mexican officials, according to a report from a U.S. federal watchdog agency.... Read more»

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