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BP: Guatemalan man charged with assault for fighting with agents

A Guatemalan man will face charges of assault on a federal officer after he pulled a Border Patrol agent off his motorcycle during an altercation south of Sells, Ariz., on Thursday morning. ... Read more»

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CBP: I-19 checkpoint nabs nearly $800K in marijuana

Border Patrol agents working at the Interstate 19 checkpoint seized more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana, worth around $770,000, hidden in the roof of a trailer, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: Drug, human smugglers can't dodge the law; 4 U.S. citizens arrested over weekend

Four U.S. citizens were arrested in two separate incidents this weekend by Border Patrol agents: two for human smuggling, and two for drug smuggling. ... Read more»

Good boy: BP dog sniffs out $68K in marijuana at checkpoint

A Border Patrol canine led agents from the Willcox station to more than $68,000 in marijuana stashed inside a truck at the checkpoint near Tombstone on Thursday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: Naked, injured man found in coal train

Nogales-area U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a naked man with multiple injuries in railcar full of coal at the Dennis DeConcini crossing Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. ... Read more»

Ports of entry in Arizona face infrastructure and staffing challenges

From a farm or a maquila in Sonora, Mexico, to a supermarket in Chicago, the journey of products coming from Mexico is a long, sometimes slow one. But according to border experts and officials, it’s during customs inspections at the border that the process gets delayed the most because crossings are understaffed and their need for investment is often overlooked.... Read more»

Court hears appeals on 1st Amendment case over Arivaca checkpoint

The 9th Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a suit that accuses Border Patrol agents of violating the First Amendment rights of a group attempting to observe one of the agency's checkpoints in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

DHS: Border apprehensions down as interior enforcement ramps up

Calling the results “historic,” Trump administration officials touted that the number of arrests at the border has dropped to the lowest level in 46 years, following a trend that began in 2000.... Read more»

BP: Agent kicked in head during arrest in Nogales

A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent was repeatedly kicked in the head Sunday when he apprehended a man scaling the border wall near Nogales, authorities said. ... Read more»

FBI using billboards to seek info on death of Texas BP agent

The FBI announced Friday that it was expanding its search for information related to the death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez in Texas two weeks ago. ... Read more»

BP agent shot, killed man as he wrestled for fellow agent's pistol

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man, who fought another agent and attempted to "gain control" of the agent's sidearm, during an incident in the remote Baboquivari Mountains, said Rodolfo Karisch, the chief of the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector. ... Read more»

CBP: Zip-line used to smuggle marijuana into Douglas

An 18-year-old Douglas resident was arrested Wednesday morning after Border Patrol agents found him with more than 240 pounds of marijuana and a zip-line linked to a building in Agua Prieta. ... Read more»

Tucson-area BP agents rescue man after Mexico shooting

A Mexican man who had been shot in the arm before he crossed into the U.S. was treated by Tucson-area Border Patrol agents Wednesday morning in a remote area of the Tohono O'odham Nation. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent shoots, kills man in Baboquivari wilderness

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man in the remote wilderness of the Baboquivari Mountains, about 44 miles southwest of Tucson, just before noon on Wednesday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol involved in 30-minute shootout with Phoenix homicide suspect

Border Patrol agents were involved in a shootout in western Arizona that wounded a man suspected in a Phoenix homicide early Tuesday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

CBP: Dirt thrown in agent's face during arrest near Sasabe

A 22-year-old Mexican man will face charges for assaulting a Border Patrol agent after he threw dirt in the agent's face during an arrest near Highway 286, about 58 miles southwest of Tucson, on Friday morning. ... Read more»

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