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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

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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»

Nogales marks two-year anniversary of teen's fatal shooting

On Friday, around 150 people marched in Nogales, Sonora, to mark the second anniversary of the death of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, killed when he was shot by Border Patrol agents firing through the border fence on Oct. 10, 2012.... Read more»

Tucson man arrested for smuggling $275K in cocaine

A Tucson man was arrested on Tuesday for trying to smuggle 26 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $275,000 through the Nogales port of entry.... Read more»

CBP officers seize $285K in narcotics in Nogales

A U.S. citizen and a Mexican national were arrested and more than 44 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine combined were seized Friday in two separate incidents at the Nogales port of entry, officials said.... Read more»

Border officers seize $100K in meth, save baby

In the past week, Customs and Border Protection officers seized just over $100,000 of meth in three separate incidents, and saved a newborn baby.... Read more»1

24 cartel scouts arrested during anti-smuggling raids

Using helicopters, agents with the Border Patrol’s tactical unit raided the campsites of men the agency alleges were acting as lookouts for smuggling operations, arresting 24 and seizing 6,500 pounds of drugs.... Read more»

CBP seizes 36 lbs. of heroin in Nogales

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine discovered stashed in an SUV dashboard on Monday, authorities said.... Read more»

$1.6M truckload of pot found in Nogales search

Customs officials searching a tractor-trailer at a Nogales port of entry Tuesday discovered 145 bales of marijuana hidden behind a false wall. A 24-year-old Mexican man was arrested for attempting to smuggle the 3,300 pounds of pot, estimated to be worth about $1.67 million, authorities said.... Read more»

CBP seizes $317K in cocaine in San Luis

A Yuma-area man was arrested for trying to smuggle 30 pounds of cocaine worth about $317,000 through the San Luis Port of Entry on Monday.... Read more»

CBP: 3 stolen vehicles, 123 lbs of pot seized in Douglas

Officers at Douglas Port of Entry arrest three men and seized three vehicles after secondary inspections and records checks revealed that all three were attempting to drive stolen vehicles into Mexico. On Sunday, a Tucson woman was arrested for trying to smuggle 123-pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $62,000 into the United States.... Read more»

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