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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»

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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»

Unfinished cross-border tunnel discovered near cemetery in Nogales

A new cross-border tunnel was found near a cemetery in Nogales, Sonora by Mexican Federal Police on Friday.... Read more»

CBP: Two women with meth taped to their legs arrested for smuggling

CBP said that two Mexican women were arrested in Nogales on Friday for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine wrapped around their calves through the Morley pedestrian crossing... Read more»

Advocates call conditions inside Border Patrol cells 'inhumane and punitive'

Newly released still images, pulled from videos taken inside Border Patrol stations in Arizona, show that apprehended immigrants, including women and children, were regularly held more than 24 hours in cells that were often dirty and overcrowded, leading to conditions that advocates call "inhumane, punitive, and unconstitutional." ... Read more»1

CBP: Teenager, woman arrested for trying to walk drugs into U.S.

A teenage girl and a 26-year-old woman were arrested in Nogales for trying to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine beneath their clothes this week. ... Read more»

BP finds 2 men in secret compartments built into SUV

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen on Sunday for attempting to smuggle two Mexican men through the Interstate 19 checkpoint, authorities said. ... Read more»

'Dedicated' Border Patrol agent killed in Sells cycle crash

The cause of the motorcycle crash that killed Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez, 37, remains under investigation, said Tucson Sector Chief Paul Beeson during a news conference Friday. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent killed in motorcycle crash near Sells

Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday on the Tohono O'odham Nation near Sells.... Read more»

Human smuggler gets 11 years for crash that killed 80-year-old woman

William Ken Huebbe, 31, was sentenced in federal court on Monday for illegally transporting two Mexican men into the United States. During the smuggling attempt, Huebbe panicked when he saw a Border Patrol vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed, swerving into oncoming traffic and slamming into a white station wagon, killing an 80-year old woman from Three Points. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

What are your rights at U.S.-Mexico Border Patrol checkpoints?

Reporter Julian Aguilar answers a reader's question about what powers border agents have when questioning people at checkpoints.... Read more»3

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